Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!

A savage place! As holy and  enchanted

as ever beneath a wanning moon was hunted

by  woman wailing  for her demon – lover!

Reference:- This mysterious and enchanting stanza is a piece of the poem ‘Kubla Khan’ by S.T. Coleridge, one of the  most fragmentary writers of romantic age.

Context:– Kubla khan is an imaginative delusion of S.T. Coleridge, it is a dream fiction in which a Mongolian ruler asks his soldiers to built a palace in Xanadu (a capital) which will be full of natural beauty like ; hills chasm, beautiful flowers and river Alph.

Explanation:- The chasm cuts a path “athwart a cedarn tree  cover”, which means that entire hillside is covered in cedar trees, and the river is violent and uncontrollable completely unlike those poky little rills we heard about. The poet has used many exclamation marks to show his excitement like; cedarn cover! a savage place! and demon lover!  and the woman and demon lover and that ‘wanning moon’, according to the poet maybe the woman has haunt this place, maybe she has been cursed or has a spell cast on her and she has fallen in love with an evil spirit, all these images are very intensely written by Coleridge which gives us a little glimpse of a whole new story.

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