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How is the 'damsel bright' described in Coleredge's poem "Christabel"?

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arghyapikai | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted March 22, 2008 at 12:32 AM via web

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How is the 'damsel bright' described in Coleredge's poem "Christabel"?

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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 22, 2008 at 3:08 AM (Answer #1)

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The "damsel bright", who is Geraldine, is described in detail in Stanza 9.  She is "exceedingly" beautiful, dressed in "a silken robe of white", and her neck, arms, and feet, are bare.  Geraldine is "richly clad", with jewels arranged "disorder'd in her hair" (lines 60-66).

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