'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' had a formative effect on me. I think it's one of those works that if you encounter it very early you're doubly enchanted by the beauty of the language and the strangeness of the vision. It stays with you.
Vision Language Think You Early Effect Encounter
William Shakespeare Mahatma Gandhi Oscar Wilde Edgar Allan Poe Henry David Thoreau Benjamin Franklin Ralph Waldo Emerson