"esemplastic power" - Coleridge introduces his neologismesemplasticat the beginning of Chapter 10:
Esemplastic. The word is not in Johnson, nor have I met with it elsewhere. Neither have I! I constructed it myself from the Greek words eis en plattein i.e. to shape into one ….
In their note to Coleridge's explanation, Engell and Bate give this account:
C's coined term esemplastic can be traced directly to his front flyleaf note in Maass [J. G. E. Maass's Versuch über die Einbildungskraft (1792; 2nd ed. Halle & Leipzig 1797)]. C is discussing Maass's definition of form as something ab intra and wondering whether the imagination, as a faculty of perception, does not exercise a formative and external active power as it experiences the world.…
Coleridge's distinctions between primary and secondary imagination and between imagination and fancy:
IMAGINATION - Primary
IMAGINATION - Secondary
Abrams, M. H. Varieties of Romantic Theory: Wordsworth and Coleridge. Ch. V of The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1953. 100-14.
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