School of Foreign Language, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, 102206, China
“Christabel” and “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” are the two representative gothic poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the picturesqueness is the excellence of both. The physical surroundings of the tales shared some common characteristics of Gothic, but also have distinct features due to the different themes of each one. This paper aims to compare and contrast between this two Gothic poems of Coleridge in physical surroundings through four aspects: the environment in general; sensory stimulation; surroundings and hints of plots and characters; the prominence of gender and sexuality.
Gothic literature; Coleridge; Physical surroundings; Poem
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