Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment /ˌkʊblə ˈkɑːn/ is a poem written by Samuel .. The first stanza of the poem describes Khan's pleasure dome built alongside a . It was a rare book, unlikely to be at a "lonely farmhouse ", nor would an individual carry it on a journey; the folio was heavy and almost 1000.
He begins the poem with inverted syntax; "in Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree." This is used to inform the reader that this is no ordinary.
Summary. The speaker describes the “stately pleasure-dome” built in Xanadu according to the decree of Kubla Khan, in the place where Alph, the sacred river, .
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan. A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran. Through caverns measureless to man. Down to a sunless sea.