Kubla Khan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Kubla Khan Mongolian emperor of China and grandson of Genghis Khan who completed his grandfather's conquest of China; he establish the Yuan dynasty and built a great capital on the site of modern Beijing where he received Marco Polo (1216-1294)
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Usage

In literature:

Even Kubla Khan had heard of it far off in China, and he had charged the uncle and father of Marco with a message to the Pope of Rome.
"Messer Marco Polo" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
It was Kubla Khan's capital, and has been the metropolis of the empire since 1421.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Kubla-Khan and Hastings, i.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
The contemplative man consoles himself for the destiny of the species with the lost portion of Kubla Khan.
"Certain Personal Matters" by H. G. Wells
It is often enough, perhaps, that we understand emotionally, as in "Kubla Khan" or "The Owl.
"Irish Plays and Playwrights" by Cornelius Weygandt
He finds no satisfactory explanation for Tartini's famous "Devil's Sonata" or Coleridge' proverbial "Kubla Khan.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
He might as well have pointed out the marvels of Kubla Khan's pleasure-dome to a couple of guinea-pigs.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
This beats great KUBLA KHAN'S device!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 20, 1893" by Various
They are modeled after the pleasure-dome built by Kubla Khan in Xanadu.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
And I wonder what he calls Kubla Khan, which has a beginning but neither middle nor end.
"The Letters of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
Author of The Ancient Mariner, Christabel, Kubla Khan, etc., in verse; Lect.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
Was it not Coleridge's cow that calved while he was writing "Kubla Khan"?
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
Perhaps I do not touch upon Kubla Khan and his prospective chateau at all.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 120, October, 1867." by Various
If fine literature must be faithful to life, then "Kubla Khan" is not fine literature; which, I think we may say, is highly absurd.
"Hieroglyphics" by Arthur Machen
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In news:

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree.
Looming like a fat, ancient redwood tree, the 58-foot-tall Kubla Khan formation is one of the imposing attractions at Kartchner Caverns, about nine miles south of Benson.
Literature from the 1800's, including works by Poe, Twain, Bronte, Carroll and many more are given the graphic novel treatment in the new book, The Graphic Canon, Vol 2: From "Kubla Khan" to the Bronte Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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