Kubla Khan

[ koo-bluh kahn ]
/ ˈku blə ˈkɑn /

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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