Coleridge explores a fascination with exotic places and things. Write an essay analyzing his view and portrayal of Xanadu as an exotic place. Why do you think Coleridge is attracted to the exotic?

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Though I can't write the essay for you, I can give you ideas about what you should focus on. First of all, you should note that, while Coleridge is writing a poem about an exotic location, he's also writing a poem about dreams. Coleridge famously declared that "Kubla Kahn" came to him in a dream and, whether or not this account is actually true, it's important in terms of understanding the poem. Coleridge is certainly writing...

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