Mar 17, 2015 · So today, I decided to take a look at one of my favorite Coleridge poems, “Kubla Khan”, and all of the intricacies within this short poem. Kubla Khan in Xanadu It’s a tragedy in literature that one of Coleridge’s greatest works, “Kubla Khan” is claimed to be unfinished. The final stanza of the poem Kubla Khan by ST Coleridge is about the willing suspension of disbelief. The poet sees in the dream, a damsel (a virgin girl) with dulcimer (a musical instrument) who belongs to Abyssinia (She is Black) and is playing for Mount Abora.
In the poem Kubla Khan, Coleridge uses contrasts in the images he presents to his audience. Xanadu is idyllic, but also ‘savage’. This “savage place” refers to the creative state of mind, or even the sub-conscious state, which helps the writer become inspired. Apr 30, 2010 · Kubla Khan, Mongol descendant of Genghis Khan and Emperor of China, which the Mongols had conquered, is a legendary ruler. (Marco Polo's famous account of journeying to China took place during his... Coleridge’s use of onomatopoeic words, like thresher’s flail and chaffy grain, brings the poem to an almost 3-dimensional place. Kubla Khan is a lyrical depiction of extremes. It is as if we are ushered into a strange land, fearful yet excited of where the next steps will lead.