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"Kubla Khan"

February 6, 2013
Learning this word list will help you better understand Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1797 poem "Kubla Khan," a fantastical vision of a foreign world and a tribute to the power of the poet's imagination.

The full text of the poem is available here.
stately
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
decree
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
cavern
Through caverns measureless to man
sinuous
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
chasm
But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
turmoil
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
seething
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
meander
Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
prophesy
Ancestral voices prophesying war!
damsel
A damsel with a dulcimer
dulcimer
A damsel with a dulcimer
beware
And all should cry, Beware!
thrice
Weave a circle round him thrice,
vision
Or, a vision in a dream.
waning
As e’er beneath a waning moon was haunted

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Friday February 8th 2013, 5:54 PM
Comment by: Taylor B.
A great list. I mastered it. I love words from old poetry,prose,stories,etc. !

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