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How has your understanding of the concept of Journey been shaped by the two poems This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison Frost at Midnight and the techniques used by the composer The concept of journey is one which is easily generalized and can be easily manipulated to be revealed in a variety of texts through thematic interpretation and technique The extensive grasp of the concept of journey can perhaps be explained through the understanding that the journey involves three focus natures that of the inner journey the imaginative journey and the physical journey Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 - 1834 explores these three sub-concepts comprehensively within the texts This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison and Frost at Midnight Thus the responders comprehension of the concept of journey is shaped significantly by the composers techniques and content expressed within the works and eventually evokes a certain empathy within the responder to experience if not the journey which Coleridge undertakes but the emanations undergone during the journey The thematic contrasts that Coleridge portrays within This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison are effective in their shaping of the responders conception of journey in that the underlying implication of the movement or development from confinement to liberation is visualized to be accepted a factor involved in the journey Coleridges physical confinement as well as mental is immediately denoted by the reference of prison in the title as an impression of negativity and isolation is created The poets state of mind is evident as he focuses heavily not that which he should be grateful for but only what he lacks which currently is freedom the theme revealed in later stages of the text His irrationality is exposed in his woeful claim that he has lost Beauties and feelings such would have beenMost sweet to my remembrance even when ageHad dimmd mine eyes to blindness yet he continues to reminisce bitterly whilst his memories pain him more than comfort and he still wishes
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