Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions, Part 1
Biographia Literaria has emerged over the last century as a supreme work of literary criticism and one of the classics of English literature. Into this volume poured 20 years of speculation about the criticism and uses of poetry and about the psychology of art. Following the text of the 1817 edition, the editors offer the first completely annotated edition of the highly allusive work.
... of the cottager 40 Chapter 18. Language of metrical composition, why and
wherein essentially different from that of prose — Origin and elements of metre —
Its necessary consequences, and the conditions thereby imposed on the metrical
MLN Modern Language Notes (Baltimore 1886- ). MLR Modern Language
Review (Cambridge 1905- ). M Mag The Monthly Magazine ( 1 796-1 843). MPL
S. T. Coleridge A Moral and Political Lecture (Bristol ). M Post The Morning
But language, numbers, and mental images are all symbolic reflections of what
we originally perceive. (Coleridge came to believe that our symbols of perception
are constitutive with nature; they truly represent the ideal form and divine power ...
determinations", he anticipates his own distinction of primary and secondary in
Chapter 13 and remarks that "in common language, and especially on the
subject of poetry, we appropriate the name [imagination] to a superior degree of
The best part of human language ... is derived from reflection on the acts of the
mind itself. It is formed by a voluntary appropriation of fixed symbols to internal
acts, to processes and results of imagination, the greater part of which have no
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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