Coleridge

The pantisocracy was something Coleridge focused on for years throughout school and writing poetry. It was the idea of equal government for all and by all in the new world. The idea was to have a small group of educated people to give up their belongings and live in the wilderness, minimizing greed and living communally. However, this pantisocracy didn’t happen and actually brought a lot of unhappiness to Coleridge’s life, which I believe effected his poetry. The idea led Coleridge to rush into marrying someone he ended up being unhappy with, it cost him his friendship with Robert Burns, as they eventually fell out over disagreements in how the pantisocracy should be organized. The simple disappointment of not succeeding in a major goal was enough to upset him.

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