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The Eve of St. Agnes

Partly as a reaction against the rationalism of the previous age, the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, Romantic writers developed a new interest in the distant past—the "un-enlightened" and...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2019 6:11 pm UTC

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The Eve of St. Agnes

The poem is one of antitheses: for instance, cold/heat and waking/dreaming. The central antithesis, however, is Madeline's spiritual passion for all things holy developed in contrast to Porphyro's...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2009 12:26 pm UTC

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The Eve of St. Agnes

Although the escape of the lovers does create a sort of happy ending for the poem, the final stanza does include a tragic tone. Tone is defined as the author’s attitude toward the subject. To...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2018 5:47 am UTC

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The Eve of St. Agnes

Supernatural elements abound in John Keats’s poem. "The Eve of St. Agnes" centers on a girl, Madeleine, who dreams of her desired lover, Porphyro. He enters her bedroom and looks at her while she...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2018 7:22 pm UTC

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The Eve of St. Agnes

"The Eve of St. Agnes" is a romantic poem written by John Keats. The protagonist of the tale is Porphyro, the young man who loves Madeline, who belongs to an enemy clan. Although he is the third...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2019 2:00 am UTC

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The Eve of St. Agnes

In the poem "The Eve Of st Agnes" by John Keats, the poet presents a vivid depiction of love. He tries to keep an elevated state of mind right through the love story. This romantic story takes...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2010 8:55 pm UTC

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The Eve of St. Agnes

The Beadsman serves to frame the poem’s action by establishing a somber, pious mood to which the festive atmosphere and the lovers’ story offer a striking contrast. A beadsman, also called a...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2019 6:32 am UTC

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The Eve of St. Agnes

Depending on your reading of the poem, Porphyro does initially plan to deceive Madeline and become a "part" of her dream. He watches her from behind as she undresses, knowing full well that...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2010 9:04 am UTC

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The Eve of St. Agnes

The Keats' poem, "The Eve of St. Agnes" reflects the belief that if a young woman took certain steps before sleeping on St. Agnes' eve, she would dream of the man she was to marry. "Transgressive...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2012 12:39 am UTC

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The Eve of St. Agnes

The Eve of St. Agnes is significant (although an often overlooked Keats poem) in the timeline of Keats's short life. It was written in 1819, which is the same year that he proposed to Fanny Brawne,...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2019 1:51 pm UTC

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The Eve of St. Agnes

This poem focuses on the eve of St. Agnes, a night when, according to legend, a young maiden can receive a vision of her lover. At the opening, we see the story from the point of view of the...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2017 9:58 pm UTC

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The Eve of St. Agnes

"The Eve of St. Agnes" is so rich in narrative, theme, and figurative language that many quotes from literature would relate to it. Here is a quotation from German playwright and poet Friedrich...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2009 11:04 am UTC

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