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critical analysis of the poem On the Sea by John Keats 

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"On the Sea' by John Keats in a Petrarchan or Italian sonnet. It is divided into two parts - an octet of eight lines and a sestet of six lines. The octet describes in vivid details the melody of the waves, the mamoth size of the ocean and the sheer beauty of the sea. The sestet relates one's sense of awe and our feelings and emotions to the sea.

Keats calls the sounds of the waves as 'eternal whisperings' thus signifying the eternal nature or permanance of the sea in comparision with the transitory nature of human or mortal life. A theme he further...

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