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Conclusion: Public Renewal, Personal Redemption

  • Robin Schofield
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Abstract

The concluding chapter focuses on two poems in which Sara Coleridge reflects on STC’s literary career and her own vocation. The first poem discussed is an experimental hybrid text in Latin, based on lines from Horace’s Odes, II. 9. This highly innovative adaptation is a public statement of confidence in her mediation of STC’s religious philosophy, and in her ultimate success in revising his reputation. The second poem discussed is ‘For My Father’, Sara Coleridge’s deeply personal response to STC’s late sonnet, ‘Work Without Hope’. The chapter offers a close reading of ‘For My Father’, which reveals how, for Sara Coleridge, the personal and professional, the domestic and public, past loss and future redemption, are inextricably related and coalesce in her vocation of religious authorship.

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  • Robin Schofield
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