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Despair by Samuel Coleridge

Samuel Coleridge written the Poem ” Despair” and Coleridge propagates that Love can heal anything. Love gives immense strength to a person

The Poem

I have experienc’d
The worst, the World can wreak on me–the worst
That can make Life indifferent, yet disturb
With whisper’d Discontents the dying prayer–
I have beheld the whole of all, wherein
My Heart had any interest in this Life,
To be disrent and torn from off my Hopes
That nothing now is left. Why then live on?
That Hostage, which the world had in it’s keeping
Given by me as a Pledge that I would live–
That Hope of Her, say rather, that pure Faith
In her fix’d Love, which held me to keep truce
With the Tyranny of Life–is gone ah! whither?
What boots it to reply? ’tis is gone! and now
Well may I break this Pact, this League of Blood
That ties me to myself–and break I shall!

Despair Review

Samuel Coleridge was a man with a brilliant vision. His thought process portrayed through his works have inspired the world to this day.

In this piece, he writes about the hardships of life. The poet, himself, is the subject of his poem. He synonymies the first person pronoun with every other individual.

Despair by Samuel Coleridge
Samuel Coleridge

The poet says he has seen worst times when he had to struggle to sustain. All the hardships would have turned his heart into stone, they would have made him indifferent towards life itself, but for the touch of one kind soul – his lover. She stayed beside him through thick and thin.

Despair by Samuel Coleridge

She held his hand and loved him unconditionally under all circumstances. It was her love that gave him the courage to stand against the Tyrant that is Life. The poet is sure that if she stays, he will overcome whatever trouble Life welcomes him with.

Despair by Samuel Coleridge

Through this poem, Coleridge propagates that Love can heal anything. Love gives immense strength to a person. It helps a person to sustain and survive the odds of Life.

Coleridge took such a simple idea and turned it into a brilliant rhythm of words snaking around an emotion so deep yet common.

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