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Time, Real And Imaginary Analysis



Author: poem of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Type: poem Views: 78

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An Allegory



On the wide level of a mountain's head,

(I knew not where, but 'twas some faery place)

Their pinions, ostrich-like, for sails outspread,

Two lovely children run an endless race,

A sister and a brother!

This far outstripped the other;

Yet ever runs she with reverted face,

And looks and listens for the boy behind:

For he, alas! is blind!

O'er rough and smooth with even step he passed,

And knows not whether he be first or last.






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women are caught up in all the imaginary things ahead of them and men are closed eyes and cant see what right there in front of them.

| Posted on 2017-02-20 | by a guest


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Women are Superior to men but are dragged backwards by them.

| Posted on 2017-02-16 | by a guest


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in my point of view in this poem the brother is our present lives and we can't see our future, but our future we can only imagine and to get our dreams fulfill we cross every step in our life. to get our dreams we care about them and we keep away from laziness. and when we got our dreams we can't say that is it my first dream or last.

| Posted on 2016-12-22 | by a guest


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The mountain's head is the mind with its sensory system, a product of nature, but higher, elevated than the lower places. The mountains head is where both thinking and imagination take place, both higher functions of the human being. "..twas some faery place." This is the imaginal realm, the extraordinary capacity of the human imagination, and the human spirit, which is reinforced by the word "pinion" a bird's outer wing, which represents the mind and spirit. A sister and a brother reveals two aspects to the psyche, a masculine and a feminine. We could think of the two hemispheres of the brain, or the limbic brain (ancient mammal brain) and the neo-cortex (modern analytic brain). The feminine aspect is ahead looking backwards; the masculine aspect is blind and knows not whether he be first of last. Does the physical world give rise to a conscious human creature? Or does the imaginal realm of spirit slowly coalesce into the physical state? The anima, what animates our spirit, runs ahead of the breast, our hopes and dreams outflank our capacity to actualize our desires often times. In reality, the blind animus, our capacity to manage our affairs in the real world, cannot keep up with the imagination, or the creative spirit which has access to the imaginal realm. Why does she ever run with reverted face? Because we do not see the future, as we can see the past. We can imagine future possibilities, but we struggle in rough circumstances to actualize these dreams. Why is the boy blind? Because we cannot see the future as we can see the past. We can't actually see the past, but we have a distinct impression about it, we believe our impression are real, or that History is an authentic account of certain events. But, in fact, we only have the immediate experience of our senses to determine what is real...beyond that we depend on figments of the imagination: "twas a faery place." The senses are blind in a sense, to the reality of the imaginal realm, which far outstrips the senses, per se. The imagination flies ahead where the senses are bound to the immediate circumstances. This is the Real and Imaginery Time.

| Posted on 2014-12-22 | by a guest


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I felt like it was more about self value. The way it specifically tells that the boy doesn\'t know if he\'s first or last made me think about his blindess being almost a gift. This is my thoughts with no training or context to speak from.

| Posted on 2013-06-11 | by a guest


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The brother is the present. He is running in the world that we live in with all its ups and downs while the sister is the imaginary, the dream, the future even. She can only look back at the present because that's all the foundation that we have to dream of and to imagine our future from.

| Posted on 2009-03-16 | by a guest


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The brother is the present. He is running in the world that we live in with all its ups and downs while the sister is the imaginary, the dream, the future even. She can only look back at the present because that's all the foundation that we have to dream of and to imagine our future from.

| Posted on 2009-03-16 | by a guest


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I think it is the oposite, that the sister is the dreams and the brother is the real time.
this is because the brother doesnt know what is coming next and he is going over rough and smooth path, meaning he has easy and hard times in his life.

| Posted on 2009-02-02 | by a guest


.: meaning of poem :.

it's obviously a comparison between time and dreams.
the real time = sister
shes ahead of the brother(dreams)
the brother is blind because he has no clue what is to come next.

thats what i thnk of it..

ashleyleblanc 13, sydney, nova scotia

| Posted on 2007-10-09 | by a guest




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