The End of the Line: Kubla Khan

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Can you name the missing words to the poem Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge?

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In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ___
Through caverns measureless to ___
Down to a sunless ___
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled _____:
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;
And here were forests ancient as the _____,
Enfolding sunny spots of ________.

But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
A savage place! as holy and _________
As e'er beneath a waning moon was _______
By woman wailing for her demon-_____!
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
As if this earth in fast thick pants were _________,
A mighty fountain momently was forced:
Amid whose swift half-intermitted _____
Huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail,
Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher's _____:
And 'mid these dancing rocks at once and ever
It flung up momently the sacred _____.
Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
Then reached the caverns measureless to ___,
And sank in tumult to a lifeless _____:
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And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far
Ancestral voices prophesying ___!

The shadow of the dome of pleasure
Floated midway on the waves;
Where was heard the mingled _______
From the fountain and the _____.
It was a miracle of rare device,
A sunny pleasure dome with caves of ___!

A damsel with a dulcimer
In a vision once I saw:
It was an Abyssinian maid,
And on her dulcimer she ______,
Singing of Mount _____.
Could I revive within me
Her symphony and song,
To such a deep delight 'twould ______,
That with music loud and ____,
I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome! those caves of ice!
And all who heard should see them _____,
And all should cry, ______! ______!
His flashing eyes, his floating ____!
Weave a circle round him ______,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath ___,
And drunk the milk of ________.

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Created Jan 8, 2012SourceReportNominate
Tags:poem, end, khan, samuel, taylor