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How is the supernatural involved in Samuel Coleridge's poems "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan"

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According to Coleridge, he wrote Kubla Khan while under the influence of opium, although most critics believe that this claim, whether true or false, is inconsequential to appreciating the poem. However, because he was supposedly in a dream-like state when he wrote it, and he is writing about what he remembers about his dream, there are naturally supernatural elements involved since he cannot remember everything he dreamed and dreams in and of themselves are somewhat supernatural. Since you have not asked about the meaning, you can read about it here on eNotes. As far as supernatural elements, you need to look through the poem and find things that illustrate the supernatural. For example:

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