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Coleridge on Plants and Animals in Anima Poetae

Love, a myrtle wand, is transformed by the Aaron touch of jealousy into a serpent so vast as to swallow up every other stinging woe and make us mourn the exchange. (1) Human happiness, like the aloe, is a flower … Continue reading

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John Keats

John Keats had as much sensitivity toward the natural world as any author of the period. From his earliest lyrical fragments and letters to the great odes of 1819, his writing consistently incorporates an astonishing number of natural images, as … Continue reading

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