Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) helped launch the Romantic movement when he and his friend William Wordsworth jointly published a collection of their poetry called The Lyrical Ballads in 1798. Coleridge wrote highly imaginative poems, such as the well loved “Kubla Kahn” and “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”