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Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, journalist, philosopher, plagiarist and opium addict. He is probably most famous as the author of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
He was born into a middle class family in southern England. His exceptional intelligence and poetic sensibility came to the fore in his teens, but he did not achieve real fame until the publication of some of his work jointly with William Wordsworth.
Coleridge, Wordsworth and the circle of friends who became known as the Lake Poets, were notable for their love of nature and their desire to express themselves in a modern straightforward way.
As Coleridge became depressed by his difficult marriage and increasingly dependent on opium, hir relationship with the Wordworths fell apart.
The review of this Book prepared by Miranda Smith








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Europe    -   Yes Century:    -   18th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   Some in color 1-5 How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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