English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|S.T. Coleridge was a British poet.
In this letter he writes to someone close to him and tells how he
Despite what we may know about S.T. Coleridge, he seems like he is paranoid. He seems to be afraid
that someone is after him. Coleridge seems depressed that he is alone. Maybe the person that he is
afraid of is himself. He doesn’t like the way he is and is tired of feeling this way. It has got him
The person he is writing to is English poet, William Sotheby. He must be a very close friend of his,
being so open and sharing his innermost feelings. He may live far away as Coleridge seems alone
judging by this quote: “it were possible to convey without inflicting the sensations, which…annoy
and at times overwhelm me as soon as I sit down alone.” He is having trouble writing and has a lot
on his mind.
He seems to feel like he is cursed with having to always write and not being able to fully express
himself. He is writing something that is different from his other works. “I dare believe that in the
mind of a competent Judge what I have performed will excite more surprise than what I have omitted
to do, or failed in doing.” He is writing something that he hasn’t done before that his other works
should have been like.
In the text it reveals that he has gone through many things. He had divorced his wife, and lost his
best friend. He had gotten addicted to pain killers. This all effected his work. This letter reveals
this as well that he is going through tough times.
Language is one of the most important aspects of
life. Without language people would have no way to