by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Metrical Feet Resources
Your go-to site for the Coleridge basics.
A page that talks a lot about Derwent, whose life was almost as fascinating as his father's. Almost.
Coleridge was a romantic. And no, we're not saying he wrote love poems. Romanticism was a literary movement of the eighteenth century, and you can learn about it in brief at this website.
Wait – he wrote his own epitaph?
If you're into the meters included in this poem, take a look at this video. It's the first of four in a series that will teach you more than you ever wanted to know about meter and then some. And then some more.
A portrayal of Coleridge in the movie Pandaemonium: Samuel's the dude in blue with the rather unfortunate hair.
No one likes to read "Metrical Feet" aloud. Hmm, we wonder why? Here, poet Robert Kelly reads one of Coleridge's most famous poems, "Kubla Khan." Prepare yourselves for a strange, strange ride.
A photo of Derwent Coleridge late in life. Very late, if his balding pate is any indication:
A very famous painting of the young Samuel Taylor Coleridge. That is one serious tie.
In his later years.
Yep. You read that right. Here's a plaster cast of Coleridge's face shortly after he died. Creepy!
Here's a picture taken from the top of Skiddaw that labels other mountains in the area, just so you can get an idea of what Derwent might have seen had he followed his father's advice at the end of "Metrical Feet."
A picture of Skiddaw. Picnic anyone?
A map of the totally gorgeous Lake District, where Coleridge and Wordsworth spent much of their time. Coleridge had a house in Keswick that still stands today. Shall we stop by for a spot of tea?
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