Monday, February 25, 2008

I am Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What British Romantic Poet are You?
Your Result: You are Samuel Coleridge!
 

Lay off the happy juice! Coleridge championed the transforming power of the imagination and believed that literature was a magical blend of thought and emotion.

You are John Keats!
 
You are Percy Shelley!
 
You are William Blake!
 
You are George Gordon, Lord Byron!
 
You are William Wordsworth!
 
What British Romantic Poet are You?
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Umm...here's one I prepared earlier -

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round :
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree ;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery
...

(from Poetry Archives)

I found the link at What She Said, which I just happened upon at 1 in the morning.

5 comments:

Cathi said...

It said I was William Wordsworth, which is just Wrong.

Violet said...

cathi: ah..."I wandered lonely as a cloud.."

You're not a nature-lover?

Cathi said...

Nature is wonderful in its time and place, but it doesn't move me to write poems. I'm an emotional girl, me

The Editter said...

I know this entire poem off by heart, Dad made me learn it when we moved to Spain and he was worried we'd lose our English language skills.

Violet said...

cathi: fair enough. So which poet should you be - not John Cooper Clarke, I suppose.

editter: the Wordsworth? I first came across it at my library job, to show someone how to find the poem that goes with the first line. And it just stuck in my brain.