Discuss Keat's "Hyperion" as an example of romantic poetry.

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Romanticism is a great period of literature. Different Romantic authors vary the formula characteristics a bit from piece to piece; however, there are some key elements of Romanticism that are quite consistent throughout the period. If I had to pick three characteristics that are almost never missing, it would be...

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Romanticism is a great period of literature. Different Romantic authors vary the formula characteristics a bit from piece to piece; however, there are some key elements of Romanticism that are quite consistent throughout the period. If I had to pick three characteristics that are almost never missing, it would be the emphasis on nature, imagination, and emotion over reason.

This particular Keats poem immediately checks off the nature box within the first stanza. Readers are taken to a quiet and lonely "vale" that is far from any kind of hustle and bustle of cities and large populations.

Deep in the shady sadness of a vale
Far sunken from the healthy breath of morn,
Far from the fiery noon, and eve's one star.
Often, a Romantic author's imagination will focus on the supernatural. That doesn't necessarily means ghouls and goblins. It means anything beyond the natural world, and Keats does this quite early in the poem by personifying and describing Saturn.
Sat gray-hair'd Saturn, quiet as a stone,
Still as the silence round about his lair;
Forest on forest hung about his head
Like cloud on cloud.
Regarding emotion, a Romantic author is allowed to explore various emotions; however, they tend to lean more toward being sad and melancholy than any other emotion. This particular emotional vibe is again set fairly early on for the reader when the narrator describes Thea's face.
But oh! how unlike marble was that face:
How beautiful, if sorrow had not made
Sorrow more beautiful than Beauty's self.
About 35 lines later, Thea finds Saturn. The sad and melancholy emotions are again emphasized here when she tries to wake him.
Saturn, sleep on:—O thoughtless, why did I
Thus violate thy slumbrous solitude?
Why should I ope thy melancholy eyes?
Saturn, sleep on! while at thy feet I weep.
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