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

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Beauty in the microcosm

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English - Beauty in the microcosm

Beauty in the microcosm

What Coleridge after his imagined vision is able to do is to see in the
bower itself a microcosm of the beauty of Nature that he had earlier "seen"
as a large panorama. The minutiae of nature in the bower is also a source
of great beauty and a source of comfort and delight:

'Nor in this bower,
This little lime-tree bower, have I not mark'd
Much that has sooth'd me.....
.............................I watch'd
Some broad and sunny leaf, and lov'd to see
The shadow of the leaf and stem above
DAPPLING ITS SUNSHINE!' (ll.45-51)

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