A thing of beauty is a joy forever


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A thing of beauty is a joy forever

  1. 1. (1795-1821)
  2. 2. <ul><li>John Keats   One of England’s greatest poets, Keats was a key element in the Romantic Movement. Known especially for his love of the country and sensuous descriptions of the beauty of nature, his poetry also resonated with deep philosophic questions.   </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Poetry of John Keats (1795-1821) </li></ul><ul><li>Bright Star, Would I were Steadfast as Thou Art Endymion (excerpts) The Eve of St. Agnes Fancy The Human Seasons Hyperion If by Dull Rhymes our English must be Chain'd La Belle Dame sans Merci </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Lines on the Mermaid Tavern Meg Merrilies Ode on a Grecian Urn Ode on Melancholy Ode to a Nightingale Ode to Psyche On First Looking into Chapman's Homer On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again Robin Hood To Autumn To Homer To One who has been Long in City Pent To Sleep When I have Fears that I may Cease to Be </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Endymion is a long narrative poem in four books of about one thousand lines each, written mostly in heroic couplets. It is named after its hero, Endymion, a figure taken from Greek myth. According to the legend, Endymion was a shepherd who fell asleep on Mount Latmos and so entranced the goddess of the moon, Cynthia (also known as Diana or Phœbe), that she fell in love with him. In Endymion , John Keats transforms this basic story into a lengthy and complicated quest in which Endymion desperately searches for a beautiful and mysterious goddess first... </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>In this part of the poem, the poet John Keats says that a thing of beauty continues to inspires us through out our life, it never ceases to exist in our heart. With the passage of time, the effect of the thing becomes more profound. The beautiful thing is like a ray of hope amidst the world's miseries. It refreshes our souls, rejuvenates us, and soothes our frayed nerves. It is like a retreat from the ugliness in the world. Everyday, such beautiful things (in nature) bind us to the earth. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>In spite of all the gloom, selfishness, sadness, dejection, and all things we suffer in this world, the beautiful thing (it might be a scene, an object, or anything which a person finds beautiful) is like a ray of hope amidst it all. Like the sun, the moon shining through this dark curtain, trees, sheep, or flowers for that matter... also the green streams, waterfalls, fountains, musk rose blooms, etc. All tales of heroism which inspire us, give us the courage to fight against all odds... they are an endless source of inspiration </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>John Keats, a great romantic poet considers a thing of beauty is a joy for ever. It’s a constant source of happiness and pleasure.Its beauty never decreases, It gives us peace and a sleep full of sweet dreams </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Keats stressses the unbreakable bond of man with nature and the earth. The beauties of earth fascinate man. Every object of earth is a source of happiness. Every day we are weaving a flowery wreath to bind us to the earth </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Man himself is the root cause of his worries. </li></ul><ul><li>We lack human qualities and it makes us inhuman. </li></ul><ul><li>Our life becomes gloomy. </li></ul><ul><li>We cultivate unhealthy and evil ways. </li></ul><ul><li>All such things bring misery and suffering to men. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The beauty of natural objects take away the gloom from our sad hearts. </li></ul><ul><li>The sun, the moon old and young trees, provide a shady shelter and it’s a boon for simple sheep. </li></ul><ul><li>Daffodil flowers are blooming among the green thickets. </li></ul><ul><li>Small streams make a cooling shelter for the forests </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Thickets are growing in the middle of the forest. </li></ul><ul><li>They have been made beautiful and grand by sprinkiling of musk-rose. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The mighty and dead were the people who were powerful and dominating in their own times. </li></ul><ul><li>Their achievement made them famous and mighty. </li></ul><ul><li>We imagine that on the Dooms Day they will attain more grandeur and will be rewarded </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The beauty of the tales excels any other that we have read or heard. </li></ul><ul><li>The beauty of nature is like sprouts from heavenly Fountain. </li></ul><ul><li>It pours into our hearts heavenly bliss of nature which is like immortal nectar. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The mighty dead were people of great power, authority and grandeur. </li></ul><ul><li>They were wealthy, brave and awesome people. </li></ul><ul><li>They are dead in their grave but still reflect that grandeur and glory. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Man makes his life miserable by his own nature and actions. </li></ul><ul><li>Amid these miseries and suffering, a thing of beauty works wonders. It provides hope for man. </li></ul><ul><li>It removes disappointments and sadness. </li></ul>