• Ode On A Grecian Urn
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    'Always is as scary a word as never. That phrase relates to the theme of Keats' 'Ode on a Grecian Urn', which is an exploration of the border between desire and fulfillment in human life. Keats' 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' features a narrator musing upon the face of an urn that holds, for him, more life in its earthenware curves than does the curves of the temporal earth. The title itself reflects the reader-response reading of the urn's text: the ode is on (about) the urn, and the ode is also depict...
  • Ode To A Nightingale
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    In Ode to a Nightingale, Keats is reflecting on a beautiful and imaginative moment of nature. He is wishing to savor this moment, but due to the various cycles of nature, this moment cannot last for long, there is constant change. Nature itself can go on forever, it is continuous, but on the other hand, for mankind, no one moment is immortal. Keats is aware of this and he wants to become part of it. The beginning of the bird s song marks the beginning of the moment Keats longs to savor. To truly...
  • John Keats La Belle Dame Sans Merci
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    Essay on "La Belle Dame sans Merci" John Keats was born in London on October 31, 1795. He was the son of a stable attendant who married the owner's daughter and later inherited the stable for himself. The elder Mr. Keats died when John was eight, leaving the family tied up in legal matters that lasted the rest of John's life. He was fourteen when his mother died of tuberculosis, and fifteen when his guardian apprenticed him to an apothecary-surgeon. Soon after, John left the medical field to fo...
  • A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy For
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    'A thing of beauty is a joy forever'. How far and in what ways does Keats communicate this belief in his odes. Emotion was the key element of any Romantic poet, the intensity of which is present in all of Keats poems. Keats openly expressed feelings ignoring stylistic rules which suppressed other poets. Keat's poems display a therapeutic experience, as many of his Odes show a sense of struggle to accept, and a longing to search for an emotion which he could feed off for his eternity. As romanti...
  • How Does John Keats Feel About Nature
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    How does Keats feel about nature? If you read through Keats' work it is clear that he loves nature. As he is dying he feels like he is losing everything close to him, his girlfriend, his friends and nature. Nature has become his family and a large and significant part of his life; all Keats wants to do now is die without pain, "to cease upon the midnight with no pain." He has accepted his death and wants to spend the rest of his time with nature. Keats uses similes, metaphors and personification...
  • John Keats Urn Line Stanza
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    How John Keats used Symbolism in his "Ode to a Grecian Urn" John Keats was born in 1795 in Moorfields, England. He was the son of a stableman who married the owner's daughter and eventually inherited the stable for himself. He was fourteen when his mother died of tuberculosis. Having been apprenticed to an apothecary at the age of fifteen, John felt the need to leave medical field to focus primarily poetry. Keats's imagery ranges from all of our physical sensations: sight, touch, sound, taste, a...
  • Ode To A Nightingale Compared With Skylark Poems
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    Shelleys To a Skylark is very structured, and rhythmical, having the end of a line rhyming with the second line after it, for example heart (4) and art (5). This happens on every stanza, with the majority of the time there is two sets of these rhyming pairs. This is not the stereotypical romantic poem, full of chaos, and disorder as there is a lot of order and structure in this poem, enabling rhyme and melody (35) to shine though. Keats Ode to a Nightingale has a first impression of more length,...
  • Ode On A Grecian Urn
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    In John Keats, "Ode on a Grecian Urn", a boy finds himself entangled in his dream about an ancient carving. Keats uses an assortment of techniques to bring life to the work and make it more enjoyable to read. Using these techniques helps keep the readers attention, while also helping the reader to better relate to the situation. Imagery is the technique most widely used, probably because everyone can relate to it in their own way. John Keats uses imagery to make the reader truly feel what he is...
  • Ode To Grecian Urn
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    A Critical Analysis- John Keats, "Ode on a Grecian Urn" The Romantic Period introduced a variety of writing styles. The authors of the early eighteenth century altered many of the earlier romantic pieces. The early writers primary area of concern was nature. It was not until the ladder part of the eighteenth century that authors began to focus on the supernatural as well as nature. John Keats unique style of writing gave the world a great respect for his work. Keats felt his poetry should effec...
  • The Abstract And The Tangible
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    THE ABSTRACT AND THE TANGIBLE in JOHN KEATS'S 'ODE ON A GRECIAN URN' John Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is a poem that rests largely on the author's powerful imagination, and therefore his extensive use of imagery is one of the most attractive elements of the poem. Keats seems to be fascinated with the mystery of art and views beauty and love as a pure and unchanging form. The poem contains many references to physical things. A casual reader might accept these at face value, but Keats modifies ...
  • Grecian Urn Death Life Keats
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    Differences in 'Ode On Grecian Urn' and 'Sailing To Byzantium " When you go to bed you see that it is dark outside, but when you wake you see light. The light and dark of the day is very dissent, but they are very closely related. Dark and light are the fares things from each other, while you can't have light without dark meeting. In the 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' and " Sailing to Byzantium' we see these differences. The difference in the 'Ode on Grecian Urn' and 's ailing to Byzantium' are very dis...
  • When I Have Fears
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    When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be There are many aspects of the world today that give us reason to overthink and be fearful. John Keats, When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be, discusses this and warns the readers of what may happen if this is taken to an extreme. The narrator goes through life until finally he understands the inevitability of time and realizes the things most precious to him. In the first quatrain of the poem, Keats uses a substantial metaphor comparing the gathering o...
  • Ode To Autumn John Keats
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    John Keats was born to a likeable young man, Thomas Keats, who was described as being energetic and intelligent, and to a flirtatious, young girl who was said to be dangerous if left alone with, Frances Jennings, in October 31, 1795. There is some uncertainty about the exact birth of this young couple s first son because the date of birth was initially introduced on the day of his baptism, which was the following December. After the young couple married in October 1794 at St. George s in Hanover...
  • Sans Merci Keats Life Poems
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    Compare and contrast "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and "To Autumn", by John Keats. In this essay, I will compare two poems written by the famous romantic poem, John Keats. The tow poems are "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and "To Autumn." I will take into account subject matter and theme, the atmosphere and setting, the wording of the poems, rhyme and rhythm and imagery technique. "To Autumn." The title strait away gives us an insight into the poem. It is obviously about autumn, but t...
  • Critical Opinion Of Keats's ' Eve Of St Agnes'
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    Critical Opinion of The Eve Of St. Agnes by John Keats Louise Acker, 12 AY Keats was born in the time of the Romantics, and as such his inspiration originated from such long-forgotten myths as King Arthur and Robin Hood. Keats also celebrated the gothic, the imaginative and the strange; inspired by Medievalism itself. This celebration can be seen very clearly in The Eve of St. Agnes, which plays with ideas of Romantic and courtly love, myths and Arthurian tales, as Keats sets up his (some would ...
  • Ode To Mortality Grecian Urn
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    The common theme in the two poems "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats, and "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost, is the idea of mortality. Frost uses the changing seasons to show the shortness of life. Keats uses the opposite effect. He uses a Grecian urn to show how terrible it would be to be immortal like the figures on the urn. Robert Frost uses several images to show the shortness of life in the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay." He uses colors, time, and nature. "Nature's first green is gold...
  • Ode To Nightingale Analysis Essay
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    In the poem, "Ode to a Nightingale," written by John Keats, the speaker attempts to use a nightingale as a means of escaping the realities of human life. Throughout the poem Keats gradually discovers the concepts of creative expression and the morality of human life. The speaker is in search of the freedom that the nightingale so elegantly sings about. The nightingale's song of freedom is an expression of pure joy, which is oblivious to anguish and suffering. It appears in the poem that Keats is...
  • John Keats Poetry Poet Beauty
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    John Keats was an extraordinary poet, achieving more than most even though he died at 26. He, in his techniques and style, has oft been compared to Shakespeare. John Keats had many opinions about the role of poetry and the role of the poet, and often wrote specifically on the two to his friends and colleagues, providing us with invaluable lessons in life and art. Keats has many theories on what poetry is and what it should do. He believed's that the excellence of every Art is its intensity, capa...
  • Thing Of Beauty Keats Joy Stanza
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    A Thing Of Beauty Is A JoyA Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever. How Far Does Keats Go To Communicate This Belief 'A thing of beauty is a joy forever'. How far and in what ways does Keats communicate this belief in his odes. Emotion was the key element of any Romantic poet, the intensity of which is present in all of Keats poems. Keats openly expressed feelings ignoring stylistic rules which suppressed other poets. Keat s poems display a therapeutic experience, as many of his Odes show a sense of s...
  • Grecian Urn Friend Shakespeare Beauty
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    A Word Is Worth A Thousand Pictures? A Word Is Worth A Thousand Pictures? – Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 And Keats' Grecian Urn A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures? – Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Keats' Grecian Urn Shakespeare's sonnet 18 ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' ) and Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn' were written with a common purpose in mind; to immortalize the subjects of their poems by writing them down in verses for people to read for generations to come. By doing so, b...