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Module 1: Coleridge This Lime-Tree Bower, My Prison

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Humanity, God and nature

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English - Humanity, God and nature

Humanity, God and nature

This imagined vision of Charles' reminds Coleridge of a time when he
himself perceived the same scene and thus he achieves a kind of unity
through Nature and time between him and Charles. Moreover, the imagined
scene which achieves this unity reveals once again the spirit of God, and
the poet himself sees the scene, and Charles' perception of it, as
achieving a unity of humanity, God and Nature:

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These lines reveal Coleridge's sense of the divine aspect of Nature and
this sense leads him back to himself and his own present position, but in a
totally new mood. The consequence of his imagined vision is joy:

'A delight
Comes sudden on my heart, and I am glad
AS I MYSELF WERE THERE!' (ll.43-45)

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