Essays Tagged: "Keats"

Vale of Soul-making vs. Vale of tears

To George and Georgina Keats (The Vale of Soul-making)The "vale of soul-making" seemed like an interesting choice to do. Th ... of my beliefs. The term the "vale of soul-making" was used to describe how the soul becomes a soul. Keats explains that a soul becomes a soul through experience on earth. He says that the soul is init ... a soul. The "World" is the place or the breeding ground for the trials which will create the soul. Keats explains in his letter that the soul is not simply born with the being, but that it is somethi ...

(1 pages) 33 0 4.4 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

John Keats poem's "First Looking into Chapman's Homer", "Seeing the Elgin Marbles for the First Time"

we. Both these poems show more emotion andamazement in the experience of discovering something new. Keats looked with eyes of wonder atnew adventures and expressed them verbally with delicacy and rese ... the poem continues the writing is toned down toconvey the most important and meaningful experience. Keats describes how after traveling in landsof gold, and seeing many great states and kingdoms, he n ...

(2 pages) 111 0 4.2 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Keats' poem "Ode to a Grecian Urn" deconstricts humanity's mortality and in the end urges people to take pleasure in what remains, namely beauty. WARNING: The essay gets a bit sassy towards the end.

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty" -that is all/ Ye need know on earth, and all ye need to know." What Keats is trying to convey is the fragility of human life, and how people shouldn't worry so much bec ... are mortal and therefore should take comfort where we can- namely in beauty.This is a crock. While Keats lauds the girl who cannot fade, and who will always be fair, this leaves real women to try to ...

(5 pages) 120 1 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Keat's ode to a nightingale

Critical Appreciation of first stanza of Ode to a NightingaleThe first stanza basically shows how Keats is overcome by listening to the nightingale sind and he wants to abandon himself to a half-sle ... , half-waking sensation.The words used in this stanza have an underlying meaning. For example, when Keats says that his heart aches, it could be a reference to how he suffered psychollogically through ...

(5 pages) 186 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"The Human Seasons" by John Keats.

This sonnet is an attempt by Keats to link the natural life cycles of birth, life, death, and rebirth to the four seasons and fro ... nor. If interpreted in a more metaphorical sense, the poem takes on a distinctly different meaning. Keats opens the sonnet by establishing the fact that "There are four seasons in the mind of man". Th ... f mind and spirit, and not the physical form of man. This idea is maintained throughout the poem as Keats goes on to describe in detail the different seasons of the "mind of man". It seems that Keats ...

(3 pages) 51 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The treatment of containment and movement in Keats'"Ode On a Grecian Urn" and Stevens'"Anecdote of a Jar".

ment and the opposition to the nature of this force is an ideal lens through which we might examine Keats's " Ode on a Grecian Urn" and Steven's "Anecdote of the Jar". Through the use of similar icono ... otionally demanding when directly experienced, to allow for detailed interpretation. These works by Keats and Stevens differ in several areas: style, tone, meter and content and yet both are inextrica ...

(10 pages) 51 0 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Ode on a Grecian Urn and Ode to a Nightingale analysis. Both by John Keats

Urn draws out two different emotions. Firstly, happiness is drawn out, mostly due to the fact that Keats uses the word happy so many times. Upon reading the poem again I find hints of sadness when ex ... of sadness when examining the urn. The beginning of the poem is one of happiness and wonderment as Keats asks what men or gods are these, referring to the figures on the side of the urn. Keats seems ...

(2 pages) 112 0 2.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be Analysis

This poem falls into two major thought groups:*Keats expresses his fear of dying young in the first thought unit, lines 1-12. He fears that he will ... he will not fulfill himself as a writer (lines 1-8) and that he will lose his beloved (lines 9-12).*Keats resolves his fears by asserting the unimportance of love and fame in the concluding two and a ... es "high-piled" and "rich." The harvest metaphor contains a paradox (paradox is a characteristic of Keats's poetry and thought): Keats is both the field of grain (his imagination is like the grain to ...

(2 pages) 3587 0 2.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Geoffrey Chaucer

ather of English poetry." He borrowed work from Boccaccio, Dante, and Petrach. People like Spencer, Keats, Tennyson learned about verse forms by reading some of Chaucer's work. ( Bloom 41).Geoffrey Ch ...

(7 pages) 62 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

'"La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats is a puzzling, haunting poem' how far do you agree with this view?'

le Dame Sans Merci" translates to 'the beautiful woman has no mercy'. This is not the first time in Keats's poetry that we have heard this phrase- he also used it in "The Eve of St Agnes", another rom ... s ballad looks quite simplistic, the structure of the poem being a ballad looks very different from Keats other poems, and the reader can be fooled into believing its like a rhyme; not taking the cont ...

(4 pages) 106 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn and Ode To Autumn

ODE ON A GRECIAN URNKeats was an important figure in early 19th century poetry and arguably wrote some of the most beaut ... ost beautiful and moving poetry in the English language, despite dying at a very young age. Many of Keats' themes and concerns are quintessentially Romantic such as the beauty of nature and the transi ... re quintessentially Romantic such as the beauty of nature and the transience of human life in time. Keats seems troubled by a quest for beauty and perfection and this is especially evident in his odes ...

(7 pages) 139 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience demonstrate both the contrary states of innocence and experience and Blake's social criticism.

ccurred and it became a major point of discussion by the romantic age poets like Wordsworth, Blake, Keats and Shelly. They brought out the negative consequences of urbanization, degradation of nature, ...

(15 pages) 178 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analysis of To Autumn by John keats

Keats wrote 'To Autumn' directly after abandoning 'The Fall of Hyperion', during September of 1819. ... ch me like 'Ode to Psyche', but it left me with an equally pleasant feeling of harmony and purpose. Keats once said about Byron 'He describes what he sees - I describe what I imagine, mine is the hard ...

(2 pages) 107 3 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

To what extent Tennyson is a romantic poet?

ition bequeathed to him by his predecessors in the Romantic Movement (especially Wordsworth, Byron, Keats, Shelley). Beginning in the after math of Romantic Movement, Tennyson's development as a poet ... they urge:"Give us long rest or death, drak death or dreadful ease,"In this line we get a touch of Keatsian echo.Passion and fascination for the past is an integral part of Romanticism and a longing ...

(5 pages) 67 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Poem study 3- Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1877) 'Binsey Poplars'

where he studied under Canon Dixon, who became a lifelong friend and who encouraged his interest in Keats. He then attended Oxford where he studied Greek and Latin. He died of typhoid fever in 1877 in ...

(2 pages) 47 2 4.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Write an analysis on 'Ode to a Nightingale', focusing on how Keats presents some of the ideas he was struggling with at the time.

A major point in "Ode to a Nightingale" is Keats's perception of the conflicted nature of human life, i.e., the interconnection or mixture of p ... ortal, the actual/the ideal, and the inextricable link between the real and the unreal. In the ode, Keats focuses on immediate sensations and emotions that the reader can draw a conclusion from or a n ... - he is happy, but he is too happy, which is then what is causing him the pain. The ode reads as if Keats is jealous, but he is not, he is examining the ironic link between happiness and sorrow; can p ...

(7 pages) 25 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Romanticism

rdly associated with Wordsworth and Coleridge ("the first generation") and with Byron, Shelley, and Keats ("the second generation"). Such an association leaves out the earlier William Blake and Robert ...

(3 pages) 99 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Transience and permanence in "The Odes" by John Keats (1795 - 1821).

Keats composed the 'Ode on a Grecian Urn', based on a sonnet written by Wordsworth in 1811.The theme ... ased on a sonnet written by Wordsworth in 1811.The theme of transience and permanence, which struck Keats in Wordsworth's poetry, forms the leading theme in the Odes. The ode, 'To Autumn', may be seen ... tself, especially in the fourth stanza where there is an apparent reference to Edmund Spenser, once Keats's favourite poet.In 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' a comparison is seen as being between 'life (which ...

(4 pages) 32 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

E.Dickinson : I died for beauty ....I was scarce...

four-three-four-three stress pattern in each stanza.This bizarre, allegorical death fantasy recalls Keats ("Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty," from Ode on a Grecian Urn), but its manner of presentation b ...

(2 pages) 44 2 3.9 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ode to autumn

The Composition of "To Autumn"Keats wrote "To Autumn" after enjoying a lovely autumn day; he described his experience in a letter ... itics and poetry lovers alike. Harold Bloom calls it "one of the subtlest and most beautiful of all Keats's odes, and as close to perfect as any shorter poem in the English Language." Allen Tate agree ... ion of process. (I am using the words process, flux, and change interchangeably in my discussion of Keats's poems.) Keats totally accepts the natural world, with its mixture of ripening, fulfillment, ...

(6 pages) 42 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry