Essay on John Keats

Truth versus Immortality in John Keats’ Ode on a Grecian Urn

Truth versus Immortality in John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn” In John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” the speaker admires the immortality and excitement of life depicted on an urn, before realizing that the truth of life and mortality is preferable to static eternal existence. The speaker suggests that the young figures depicted […]

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Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day, The Flea and Jenny Kissed Me

These three love poems or sonnets were all written pre 1914 but by very different writers. The authors of these poems use different styles of writing love poetry. For instance, John Donny is very clever. His poem, ‘The Flea’ brings out an angle of smart sayings to get people to have sex. William Shakespeare focuses […]

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Commentary on John Keats’s Poems

O golden-tongued Romance with calm luting! Fair plumed Syren! Queen of far off! Leave melodizing on this wintry twenty-four hours. Shut up thine olden pages. and be deaf-and-dumb person: Adieu! for one time once more the ferocious difference. Betwixt damnation and impassion’d clay Must I burn through ; one time more meekly assay The bitter-sweet […]

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John Keats On First Looking into Chapmans Homer reflects the many aspects of Romanticism

The romantic era rose out of and in response to the logical, more retrained forms of literature composed in the age of reason. It promoted the exploration of creativity in thinking, the joys of discovery and the enthusiasm and wonder evoked by mans complex relationship with nature. John Keats “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer” […]

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When I have fears that I may cease to be, by John Keats

When I have fears that I may cease to be, by John Keats, portrays the poet’s fear of dying young and being unable to fulfill his ideal as a writer and loses his beloved. Based on the use of sensuous imagery, it is clear that visual image dominates the use of imagery and there are […]

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Ode on a Grecian Urn

Ode on a Grecian Urn was inspired by a collection of Greek sculpture which Keats saw in the museum. Partly, perhaps, the inspiration for the poem was derived from a marble urn which belonged to Lord Holland. In giving us the imagery of the carvings on the urn, Keats was not thinking of a single […]

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