John Keats’ poem, “On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer” explores the dynamics between the transcendence of reality and fiction. Keats writing emerges from the perspective of breaking away from the confines of reality, by drawing from fictional worlds. In contrast, Wordsworth who was known as a pioneering poet of Romanticism reflected on the direct effect nature has with the human condition and perspective. However, both Romantic poets share a common quality to their writing in that they both contemplate on the grandness of the existence of something other than oneself. Both Wordsworth and Keats execute this by heightening this sense of amazement that is portrayed by the human reaction to their natural surroundings.
In Memory of W. B. Yeats is an elegy written for Yeats. Auden praises Yeats’ talent for poetry and he talks about his inspirations such as Ireland. In metaphorical sense he says even nature could not stand to his death. Auden speaks about Yeats’ last moments in one of the stanzas. After that he emphasize his immortality because of his art, even though he is death people will admire his art and he would not be forgotten.
Evidently, we can already see some connections between the two poems through the plots and themes. In addition, Keats uses specific literary techniques in both poems to attract the audience better and to convey his message easier. Firstly, Keats makes use of nature, season and time in both of the poems. This, then contributes to the use of metaphors and imagery. For example, in La Belle Dame Sans Merci, although it is warm season, perhaps spring or summer, when the knight is in love with la belle dame, the reality is in cold and harsh winter.
Throughout the film, the idea the love is dependent on trust, especially times of solitude use to highlight the poem notion of mindlessly devoted love. The poem is stated completely in the movie, during the last scene and is the last thing spoken. Time after finding out Keats has died, Brawne goes for a walk in the garden reciting the poem. Campion concludes the film in this matter to further that love has no end, even in the matter of death. This thematic approach allows the audience to capture Keats purpose of the poem demonstrating that extreme emotions that love can have of one.
In this quote, Owen seems to be paying homage to all the romantic poets (like Keats and Shelly) whose poetry has been able to soothe him and has even often resounded deeply with his situation or with the problems he was going through. At the time, when Owen
The poem is a long and narrative one, in which he talks about Medieval period including Paganism & Christianity, he was interested in Romanticism hence Love was a topic he mentioned in the poem, Nature, Magic, Legends and Rebels were also present which encompasses the whole story in the poem. Keats admired Shakespeare and he read Shakespeare’s work insightfully, illustrating the greatness of Shakespeare 's creativity. Keats describes this genius as "Negative Capability". It is the idea that man is capable of being in uncertainty or doubt without striving to change this condition through searching for conclusions or reasons or it could the ability to contemplate the world without the desire to try and reconcile contradictory aspects or fit it into closed and rational
John Keats came from a family that suffered from harsh illness and many relatives that died at rather young ages. In his poem “When I Have Fears,” each verse holds a longing yet understanding of death. In his first lines he states “Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain, before high-piled books, in charactery, hold like rich garners the full ripened grain.” Keatts uses these expressions to mimic the fact that life is a constant unknown and although he holds onto every moment, he understands he might not get to share all that he has worked for. He continues to relay this message throughout his poem giving examples of everything he will one
Yeats has brought a new music upon the harp, and that one man seldom leads two movements to triumph, and that it is quite enough that he should have brought in the sound of keening and the skirl of the Irish ballads (Chang) In the absence of a thorough examination of the impact on "The Second Coming" of Yeats 's historical thought, it is arguable that the meaning the poet intended has not only been consistently overlooked, but that in general the poem has been taken to mean the opposite of what he intended. This essay offers a reassessment of the thought and imagery, of the response Yeats wished to evoke, and of the antithetical rhetoric of his dialectical view of history.The text provides a striking example of the synthetic technique which produced some of Yeats 's finest poems, one which condenses into imagery as much of the poet 's thought as is possible but which also creates interpretative problems of which he was fully aware and which he attributed to the compressed, logical rigor of the ideas: "It is hard for a writer, who has spent much labor upon his style, to remember that thought, which seems to him natural and logical like that style, may be unintelligible to others" (Variorum) However,Yeats did not believe his philosophy to be either obscure or
Keats uses the imagery of nature in the wine to parallel the beautiful nature of where he’s so desperate to go to, the Nightingale’s forest, hoping to “fade away into the forest dim.” But, in Ode on a Grecian Urn, Keats uses imagery to describes the beauty of human actions whilst in nature. He makes sure to emphasize that the scenery will always be frozen, with every scene being stuck and never changing. This is not negative though, as the lovers will never fall out of love, the musician will never stop their sweet melodies, and son on. The use of imagery on the urn will always show a happy moment at each scene, forever encapsulating the eternal beauty of human happiness for anyone to admire as the urn is immortal against time, and it is in this beauty that the narrator sees the
It may even be said that what distinguishes Keats from some of the fellow romantic poets is his disinterested and inclusive love of beauty both inner and outer, or else he would not have emphasised the essential oneness of beauty and truth. His passionate plea is “Seek ye first” the ideal of beauty “and all other things shall be added unto you”. His ideal of beauty was akin to that of the Greeks, a perfect blending of the inward and the outward: ‘...or thy smiles Seek as they were once sought, in Grecian isles, By bards who died content on pleasant sward’ Coming back to my earlier theme that for Keats beauty inheres in the moment, I venture to further propose that Keatsian aesthetics was, far from being an aberration, a deeply felt conviction which was itself premised on a profound insight into life very surprisingly so, considering his young age. The moment life as a microcosm is compounded of the twin elements of joy and sorrow, each owing its being to the other. The truth of the above analysis is best exemplified in Ode to Melancholy, the refrain of which is that fullness of joys is dependent on their sharpening into pains