explain this stanza in detail plzThe inmates of my cottage, all at rest, Have left me to that solitude, which suits Abstruser musings: save that at my side My cradled infant slumbers peacefully....

explain this stanza in detail plz

The inmates of my cottage, all at rest, Have left me to that solitude, which suits Abstruser musings: save that at my side My cradled infant slumbers peacefully. 'Tis calm indeed! so calm, that it disturbs And vexes meditation with its strange And extreme silentness. Sea, hill, and wood, With all the numberless goings-on of life, Inaudible as dreams!

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adipietrae | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote "Frost at Midnight" as part of a series of poems that deals with his belief that every child should grow up in the English countryside.  The imortance of nature and religion are apparent in this passage.  He says that everyone in the house is sound asleep, including his baby.  He says that the sleep is so calm and peaceful that it is almost strange and that this calmness is due to the sounds of nature outside: the ocean and trees, etc.  The word Abstruser was often used during this time period of English literature, but it no longer used in this way.  It means difficult to comprehend. He is saying that he is left alone with his complex thoughts (knowing Coleridge, they are probably in relation to God).

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This poem has been written by coleridge to celebrate the birth of his son . in this poem the poet is sitting alone and all alone in his cottage  during a night and al his relatives have gone to bed . they have left him to the solitude or loneliness that is suitable for deep philosophical thoughts. He tells that by his side his son is slaaping peacefully in the cradle and that the atmosphere is extremely calm. On second thought he feels that this extreme silence is not suitable bcoz it fills him with a strange felling and he cannot indulge in any thoughts. Then he turns his attention to the outside of the cottage. He tells that the sea , the hill and the woods or the forest are places which are extremely busy with many human activities during the day as it is a populous village. But  now at night all these will be reduced to a dreamy nothingness, all these places will be devoid of all activities.

 

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