Let us allow ourselves a little digression. Additionally, many of the images are connected to a broad use of Ash Farm and the Quantocks in Coleridge's poetry, and the mystical settings of both Osorio and "Kubla Khan" are based on his idealised version of the region.
In these it will be said there is both a world of nature new created, and a dramatic method and interest. As a symbol within the preface, the person represents the obligations of the real world crashing down upon the creative world or other factors that kept Coleridge from finishing his poetry.
It is about poetry and poetic inspiration. Writers often create a feeling of otherness by making exotic references. The nearby area is covered in streams, sweet-smelling trees, and beautiful forests. Coleridge, when composing the poem, believed in a connection between nature and the divine but believed that the only dome that should serve as the top of a temple was the sky.
Isis, being the goddess of healing tried to collect the fragments to join them up again.
He makes it into a spooky, haunted place, where you might find a "woman wailing for her demon lover. She is similar to John Keats's Indian woman in Endymion who is revealed to be the moon goddess, but in "Kubla Khan" she is also related to the sun and the sun as an image of divine truth.
There is at this place a very fine marble Palace, the rooms of which are all gilt and painted with figures of men and beasts and birds, and with a variety of trees and flowers, all executed with such exquisite art that you regard them with delight and astonishment.
However, not everyone was happy with the idea of the poem's being published, as Coleridge's wife, who was not with him, wrote to Thomas Poole"Oh!
Not your average night, maybe, but why should we care about this story?