English - Rhyme scheme
The poem's rhyme scheme is also very complex.
The opening stanza, for example has the pattern: abaabccdbdb
The long central section has: efeefgghhiijjkcckllmnmnoo
The final section has: pqrrpststuouuuovvo
Some of these are half-rhymes (eg WAR/FAR) and there are one or two
isolated examples of alliteration outside the nominated groups of lines,
but these only serve to emphasise the complexity of the playing with sound
that Coleridge attempted in this poem.
But what does it mean?
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