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Teaching Kubla Khan

Kubla Khan

Written in 1797, Kubla Khan is a classic work of the Romantic movement and one of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's most well-known poems. Coleridge claims to have written the poem upon waking from an opium-influenced dream after reading about the summer palace of the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Can something horrifying also be beautiful?


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