Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Christabel" Research Paper by hicaliber

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Christabel"
This paper explores the gothic elements of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Christabel".
# 94710 | 919 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 06, 2007 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper claims that Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, "Christabel," is an excellent illustration of the Gothic genre. The writer discusses the development of this style as a reaction to the "Age of Reason" and Enlightenment. The paper also discusses elements particular to the Gothic style and illustrates why "Christabel" is innovative, especially its fantastic and taboo topics. The paper explains that "Christabel" also serves to demonstrate Coleridge's impact on redirecting and revitalizing literature at the end of the 18th century.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abrahms, M.H. (ed). "Introduction to the Gothic." Norton Anthology of English Literature. London: W.W. Norton, 2000.
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. "Christabel." British Literature 1780-1830. Ed. Anne K. Mellor and Richard E. Matlak. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 1996. 721-729.
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  • Taylor, Anya. "Coleridge's "Christabel" and the Phantom Soul" Studies in English Literature, 1500 - 1900. Baltimore:Autumn 2002, 42 (4), p. 707-730.

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