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Module 1: Coleridge The Eolian Harp

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English - Introduction

Introduction

The Eolian Harp produces music only when the wind blows through its
strings. Click on GO to hear the sounds of the instrument that so inspired
the Romantic poets.

_The Eolian Harp_' is one of Coleridge's most famous Conversation poems.
In it, through musing on a musical instrument placed in his casement
window, he muses on the processes of the creation of poetry.

The following analysis takes you through the poem. As you read it, think
about how it is like the other Conversation poems, both in it its themes
and structures, including the movement of Coleridge's consciousness.

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