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Author(s): Aslı TEKİNAY

Journal: Dogus University Journal
ISSN 1302-6739

Issue: 1;
Start page: 184;
Date: 2000;
Original page

Keywords: Romantic Poetry | Coleridge | Gothic | Scepticism

ABSTRACT
There is a dark strain which can be traced in the poetry of all the major nineteenth century English romantic poets: a scepticism about the ultimate purpose of man's life, a sense of having lost a metaphysical certainty and faith in the presence of a benevolent power who maintains harmony and order in the universe. Samuel Taylor Coleridge is one of them. In "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Christabel", he reveals a nightmarish vision of the universe where moral order seems to be replaced by a cosmic "hap".

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