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What is a journey What are its merits Is a journey merely a distance traveled Or is there a greater meaning behind every step that is taken metaphorically or not Today I am here to give my understanding of journey at this local Arts festival But I am still as yet unable to give my definition of journey as I feel there is still much to learn about this concept Perhaps this is after all what is the crux of this study - that the idea of journey is open-ended and debatable Though many texts such as This Lime Tree Bower My Prison by Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and The Art of Happiness - A handbook for living by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C Cutler has given me insight into a very convoluted notion There are many impressions of journey that are represented throughout a variety of texts and concepts such as This Lime Tree Bower My Prison by Coleridge Lime Tree explores the idea of taking a journey through the imagination This poem is written in blank verse a new form of writing in Coleridges literary period and tells of his imaginative journey through the wonders of nature He uses the first person narrative and a conversational tone to actively engage his audience and it gives them an emotional response to his situation His writing absorbs the reader further still by appealing to all the senses using sensual imagery which is delivered in a tone of excitement almost pleasant urgency created by his particular use of commas which contributes to the cumulation of images We follow his eyes and hear such sounds as The roaring dell and see the dell oerwooded narrow deep and only speckled by the midday sun as he tells the reader of the sights sounds and feelings of the place his mind has taken him to Coleridge also includes
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