Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Born: 21/10/1772 Died: 25/07/1834 Gender: Male Genre: Romantic Occupation: Poet

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the most influential and controversial figures of the Romantic period. His career as a poet and writer was established after he befriended fellow poet William Wordsworth. During the politically charged late 18th century, Coleridge made a name for himself both as a political radical and as an important young poet. For most of his adult life he suffered from addiction to the drugs laudanum and opium. His most famous works – ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, ‘Kubla Khan’ and ‘Christabel’ – all featured supernatural themes and exotic images.

Image source: by Peter Vandyke, oil on canvas, 1795

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’

Title: ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ Published: 1798 Format: Poem Period: Romantic Genre: Romantic Learn more
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