Romanticism In English Literature

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ABSTRACT: History narrates that Greek was very advance in all aspects of Civilization. Then they were the icon of all kinds of cultural activities for the whole people of the world. As a result in the field of literature, the feature of their Civilization was a potential influence. Many poets, especially in English literature were inspired from them, but John Keats was the most important among them. His literary achievements were a tremendous notable Side of English poetry. It was the query of the critics of all time that under what kind of influenceKeats was so successful in dealing with Greek customsin his literature. Along with this his technique of writing in this discussable point should be mentioned briefly, So the essence and main subject…show more content…
INTRODUCTION The word “Hellenism” is derived from the word “Hellene” which means Greek. So, Hellenism means Greek temperature quality, culture, manner, Greek spirit and Greek idioms. English literature sustained its greatest loss due to the premature death of John Keats. He was not only the last but also the most perfect of the Romantics. Keats among the Romantics was different in many ways, especially in mood, temperature, spirit and love of Greek art, culture and mythology. Keats “Hellenism” on his love for Greek arts, Sculpture and mythology has made him distinct in the gallery of Romantics. It was Shelly who first expressed his opinion that “Keats was a Greek” though, Keats was not an English man or not an English poet. His passion of Greek ideas and idols was very great which vividly expressed his poems. The Greek influence came to him through his reading of translation of Greek classics, Lempriere’s classical dictionary and through Greek Sculpture. One of his friends lent him a copy of chapman’s translation of Homer. He was fascinated by the new word of wonder and delight, which Homer revealed to him. He felt as he had discovered a new planet. Then felt I like some watcher of the skies, when a new planet swims into his…show more content…
Keats had an inborn love for the Greek-spirit, their religion of joy and their religion of beauty. In fact, he was driven to the world of Greek beauty because he wanted to escape imaginatively from the harsh realities of his present. It should, however, be noted that Keats was a Greek because he could enter lovingly and imaginatively into the world of the ancients, and not because his knowledge of it was accurate and scholarly. His presentation of Hallas is romantic and not
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