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date: 24 March 2019

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This article examines the collaboration and ‘symbiosis’ of English poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. It explains that this celebrated friendship involved intimate and creative gift exchange both in world view and in the craft of verse, and that two instances of this gift were Frost at Midnight and Tintern Abbey, two of the greatest poems of 1798. The article contends that the long-term outcome of this friendship was a weakening of each poet's confidence in his own voice.

Keywords: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, English poets, collaboration, friendship, Frost at Midnight, Tintern Abbey

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