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1. Who was Kubla Khan? What does Coleridge say of him in his poen Kubla Khan?
Kubla Khan was a mighty Asiatic monarch and conqueror. One of the grands of great general Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongolian Empire, Kubla Vog ruled from 1257 to 1294. He was, as stated, a cruel conqueror who conquered Cura completely
Though Coleridge’s poem is named after him, the poet says very little of Kuba Khan, Two references are actually made about him. First, he ordered for the erectiss of a pleasure-dome at his summer capital Xanadu. Second, he heard in the tumultos sound of the river falling into the sea the prophecy of his ancestors about a impending war.
2. What was Xanadu?
Xanadu or Xandu or even Shandu was the summer capital of the Mongoiz emperor Kubla Khan. It was situated by the side of the holy river Alpheus. The ruins of the place still exist.
3. What does Coleridge say of the river Alph?
In Coleridge’s poem Kubla Khan, the river Alph (the original name Alpheus) described as sacred. This has the physical features similar to those of the river Nee Like that river it, too, flows underground for some distance. Like the river Nile, it also fertilises the soil and so is considered ‘holy’ . The poet traces the source as well te course of the river.
4. What did Kubla Khan decree?
Kubla Khan decreed for the erection of a state pleasure-dome at his summe Capital Xanadu. That had to be situated by the side of the river Alph, considered be sacred.
5. Wherefrom did the river Alph originated and whereto did it fall ?
The river Alph originated from the water of a spring that gushed out of a deer mystical chasm. After running through several caverns, measureless to men, it fal into a dark, still sea.
6. How does Coleridge describe the site of the pleasure-dome of Kubla Khan?
The proposed pleasure-dome of Kubla Khan was situated in a secluded lover place. It comprised the fertile ground of ten miles long, girdled round with walls and towers. Inside that fertile ground, there were gardens, with the meandering nils. The gardens had numerous trees, full of fragrant flowers. the sun lit green valley of the place was encircled with hills and forests.
7. what is meant by ‘a savage place’? What is described as a savage place? To what is this compared?
A savage place is meant a wild, secluded, rather fearful place. The sourcece of the romantic, mystical chasm is actually meant here.
This is compared to the spot, haunted with a supernatural suggestiveness. Here, der the pale moonlight, a woman was supposed to be seen lamenting passionately e absent demon lover.
8. mighty fountain…….”Describe the gushing of the fountain after Coleridge.
A powerful fountain, in Colridge’s presentation, gushed forth from a romantic asm at certain intervals. Along with water, it flung up the huge fragments of rocks with a terrific force. Those rocks fell down and rebounded like hailstorms striking the earth and flying off or like the grains, leaping up and falling here and there when baten with a flail.
9. “In a vision once I saw…..” What did the poet saw once in a vision?
The poet saw once in a vision an Abyssinian maid. She was playing on her musical instrument dulcimer and singing of her native mountain of Abora.
10. “Could I revive within me …..What did the poet wish to revive in him and with what purpose and effect?
The poet wished to revive within him the spirit and song of the Abyssinian maid whom he once visualized.
His purpose was to create as rare a device as Kubla Khan’s pleasure-dome with sunny dome and snowy caves by means of his imaginative propensity. His listeners would be spelled as they heard his poetry of such an imaginative erity. They might be filled with a holy fear looking at him and even might feel him 02 a divine enchantment.