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Analysis

Kubla Khan Allusions & Cultural References

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literature, Philosophy, and Mythology

  • River Alph (line 3)
  • Abyssinia (line 39)

Historical References

  • Xanadu (line 1)
  • Kubla Khan (title, line 1, line 29)

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