John Keats as a Romantic Poet


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John Keats as a Romantic Poet

  1. 1. John Keats as a Romantic poet Paper V: The Romantic Literature Student’s Name: Kaushal Desai Class: M.A. English Sem: II Roll No. : XIV Submitted To: Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
  2. 2. Poets of The Romantic Age William Wordsworth S.T. Coleridge P.B. Shelley Lord Byron John Keats
  3. 3. John Keats • John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet. • He was one of the key figures in the second generation of the Romantic movement • The poetry of Keats is characterized by sensual imagery. • Keats as the supreme lover of beauty says, “ A thing of beauty is joy forever ”.
  4. 4. John Keats foremost Themes Beauty Love Nature Fancy Power Pain
  5. 5. What makes John Keats a Romantic poet • “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” (“Ode on a Grecian Urn”, Line: 49-50) • Keats’ cynicism about his life and his impending doom was seldom of his work. Though he was depressed about death, he wrote with a strong appreciation of life, love and beauty. • In a letter to his lover Fanny Brawne, Keats writes, “I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your Loveliness and the hour of my death… I hate the world: it batters too much the wrings of my self-will, and would I could take a sweet poison from your lips to send me out of it.” (1818)
  6. 6. • Nature vs. Culture is the number one rule of Romanticism. • Keats was heavily influenced by ancient mythology; texts by • Homer • Dante • Virgil • Shakespeare • Death, sorrow, love and nature are signature trails of Romanticism. • Lyric and transcendent, that which is beyond human understanding. • Creation of Art and role of poet.
  7. 7. Foremost work of John Keats • “A Thing of Beauty (Endymion)” • “Bright Star” • “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” • “Ode On A Grecian Urn” • “Ode To A Nightingale” • “To Autumn”
  8. 8. Quotes of John Keats “Here lies one whose name was writ in water.” “I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.” “Love is my religion – I could die for it.” “ I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination.” “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.”
  9. 9. Thank you…