Genre: lyric.
Form: 64 lines in five verse paragraphs.
Meter & Rhyme scheme: blank verse.

1. What musician plays the eolian harp? What does Coleridge imply by giving this name to his poem?

2. In the first 43 lines, Coleridge redraws the specific scene in which he arrived at the philosophical musings of lines 44-48 and his rejection of such pilosophising in the last 15 lines of the poem. Why is he so careful to retrace his mental steps?

3. For whom is the poem intended?

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