Metrical Feet Themes
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Art and Culture
"Metrical Feet" is a poem about different types of poetic meter, but it is also partly about the skills Coleridge felt were necessary to become a poet. So on the one hand, the poem teaches us about...
"Metrical Feet" is a poem for a "boy," and Coleridge wrote it in order to help his son learn about different types of metrical feet. The poem's clever rhymes and puns function as teaching tools to...
Coleridge wrote "Metrical Feet" for his son – the "boy" mentioned in the title. The speaker actually talks about family, and fatherhood more specifically, in the second stanza. He suggests that p...
Man and the Natural World
Coleridge really loves nature, and he wants his son to love nature, too. When he discusses what it would take for his son to become a poet in "Metrical Feet," he stresses the importance of taking "...
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