Study Guide

Dejection: An Ode Tough-o-Meter

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge


(7) Snow Line

You're probably going to need a parka and some decent hiking gear for this climb. After all, the language and syntax here is over 200 years old. In his day, Coleridge tried to write poems for common, everyday people, but those folks aren't very common in the twenty-first century. Trust us, though—it's worth the climb. Once you reach the top of this poem, you're treated to an emotion-rich view of the natural world.

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