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Kubla Khan

Kubla Khan

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Time Quotes

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Quote #4

"I would build that dome in air" (line 46)

Here we step solidly into the future, when the speaker makes his own prophecy and imagines what he might be able to do in the future. It's still an impossible dream, but time has shifted here too.

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