" A journey is more than just movement from one place to another. It is about learning and growth.
What have you learned about the importance of imaginative journeys from your study of imaginative journeys?
An imaginative journey is a journey taken through the mind. These journeys allow composers and responders to learn and grow. This growth and learning is expressed through certain language forms and features and can be seen in the texts; "this lime tree Bower my prison", the wind in the willows exert and the Gresham brothers little red riding hood.
The poem "this lime tree bower my prison" was written by Coleridge when he was in a situation were he was physically unable to join his friends on there walk through the beautiful village and is left alone under the lime tree. This poem is linked to imaginative journeys because even though Coleridge is physically unable to join his friends on their walk he is able to join them on their journey and experience the enlightenments all from his seat by using his imagination.
From the first line in the poem " well t hey are gone and here I must remain" the composer: Coleridge enables the responder to set the scene and establish the situation. Also the title of the poem " this lime tree bower my prison" expresses his emotion of physical entrapment.
Coleridge uses descriptive language, which allows the responder to imagine the scenery that he is imagining. A clear example of this is " Of hilly field and meadows and seas"
Throughout Coleridge's speculation of what his friends are seeing he realises how beautiful nature is and begins to appreciate it. This realisation and sudden appreciation is reflexed in the line " a delight come sudden on my heart and...