The imaginative journey is one in which we escape reality and are invited to acknowledge a new reality within the realms of the imagination. These journeys offer change and discovery providing insight into oneÃÂs past, present and future. They can have a great impact on the way we see our world and can change our perspectives. ÃÂFrost at MidnightÃÂ by Samuel Coleridge and ÃÂThe City of InventionÃÂ by Fay Weldon both take the reader on a journey through time. Coleridge presents us with the narratorÃÂs childhood life. He reflects back on his school days and describes his feeling of being locked down in ÃÂthe great city, pentÃÂ. Weldon on the other hand creates a lively open city, built over time by the many literacy works in the world. He believes that the imagination is unrestricted in any way or form.
ÃÂFrost at MidnightÃÂ begins with an emphasis of the narratorÃÂs isolation and solitude.
The first line ÃÂThe frost performs its secret ministryÃÂ has an uneasy tone to it which creates a mysterious atmosphere. This uneasy feeling is further amplified with the use of ÃÂwith its strange and extreme silentnessÃÂ. From the first stanza of the poem, we learn that the narrator is alone and in a still and silent environment. Sound is introduced when ÃÂthe owletÃÂs cry came loud ÃÂ and hark, again!ÃÂ All is quiet, and the calmness makes it a perfect time for the speaker to think without interruptions. It provokes his mind to wander away into the past.
ÃÂThe City of InventionÃÂ is a direct contrast of ÃÂFrost at MidnightÃÂ. The author believes our imagination is like a city, built by the authors and poets who fill our minds with images. This city ÃÂglances with life and gossip, and colour, and...