In my opinion, S.T.Coleridge was the most sophisticated and philosophical of all Romantic Poets
Coleridge greatest gift to the society was' Conversation poem' and was greatly influenced by william cowper whose poems he happened to come across and found his poems to be forced once rather than carrying any feeling and presence of the character .
Who was William Cowper, and where did Coleridge meet him?
English - Conversation poems overview
Conversation poems overview
Characteristics of Coleridge's conversation poems
The term "Conversation poem" is a term Coleridge himself used (see 'The
Nightingale') and has come to refer to those poems in which the poet is
aware of the imagined or real presence of a loved one, and the poems are
partly addressed to these friends in a conversational tone, concerning the
poet's own feelings. Coleridge wrote that _the most interesting passages in
our most interesting Poems are those, in which the Author develops his own
The term "Conversation poem" itself relates to a phrase Coleridge had
used about an earlier English poet, William Cowper. At a time when he felt
that his own poetry was too forced, mannered and inflated, he had turned to
Cowper who had what Coleridge saw as a relaxed, informal, natural style. He
referred to Cowper's style as "divine chit chat", and tried to achieve it
these poems of blank verse - hence the phrase, "Conversation poems".
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