Kubla Khan

[koo-bluh kahn]
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noun

(italics) a poetic fragment (1797) by Coleridge.

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“Kubla Khan”

[(kooh-bluh kahn) (1797)]

An evocative poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge about an exotic emperor. It begins with these lines: “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure-dome decree....”

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