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Essay Write a close analysis of Samuel Taylor Coleridges Kubla Khan Kubla Khan A vision in a dream A fragment The poem Kubla Khan is a strange mystic poem that some people believe to be the most romantic poem ever written A reason why this poem is strange is that with this poem there is a prologue Within this prologue Coleridge explains about reading a book on Kubla Khan then taking opium and going of in to a dream Also in the prologue Coleridge explains that a visitor removes him from writing his poem from and when he returns he can not remember anything else about his vision This explains why it is called a fragment but to look at this poem you would not say that it is incomplete but the complete opposite it has a strong ending For he who fed on honey dew hath fed And drunk the milk of paradise This ending looks to have at least two meanings The first reason is that he is talking about opium because Coleridge did become an opium addict and he could mean opium by honey dew and drunk the milk of paradise seems to me to be Coleridge showing off He admits he is an opium addict but has comes to terms with it and thinks well who else has seen such fantastic things as me On the other hand it could be talking about women the reason I think this is because women are an important part in this poem he builds Xanadu for a woman and I think this is an appreciation of women even though he did not succeed in his ultimate task A third possible reading of the line is that it may be a warning to humans saying dont live like gods on earth Women in Kubla khan change in the second stanza the woman is evil and all evil within this stanza is
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