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John Keats

John Keats fills his poem "On the Grasshopper and Cricket" with delightful poetic devices that hold readers' attention and give depth and interest to the poem. He begins with a metaphor that...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2021, 1:50 pm (UTC)

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The speaker admires the river. Note that he calls the Nile "Chief" of the pyramids and the crocodiles. That is to say, the Nile is the leader or guiding force of culture (pyramids) and nature...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2016, 4:26 pm (UTC)

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John Keats

In his poem "To the Nile," John Keats uses a variety of literary techniques and devices. The form of the poem is a sonnet, which is a form that consists of fourteen lines with two distinct parts,...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2021, 8:24 am (UTC)

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Two of Keats' most famous points of theory on poetry relate to Romanticism and negative capability. Keats did not write a formal theory of poetry; his poetics (theory of poetry) were expressed in...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2010, 9:49 am (UTC)

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John Keats

John Keats, who died tragically young at the age of 26, is now regarded as one of the finest of the Romantic poets. Like other Romantics, he was not famous or even particularly well known in his...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2016, 1:53 pm (UTC)

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The beginning of this Petrarchan sonnet examines the long and respected history of the Nile River. Its tone is formal and reverent as it alludes to the life-giving qualities of the river. The...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2021, 1:19 pm (UTC)

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The English poet John Keats belonged to the Romantic period of poetry where poets wrote much about Nature and peppered their nature writing also with questions about man's place in it and within...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2010, 2:48 am (UTC)

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John Keats certainly had an impact on Romanticism as an impassioned, vivid poet and writer who often wrote about inner turmoil and reflection. For Keats, many of his poems involved the pain of...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2019, 7:39 pm (UTC)

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First, the very first line is an example of personification. "The poetry of earth is never dead." Poetry cannot be dead in the sense that humans die. Also, in line seven, the poet speaks of the...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2011, 11:09 am (UTC)

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Keats often looked to nature for poetic inspiration. These first lines of this poem illustrate his fascination with natural imagery and how it inspires and energizes his poetic mind. In the first...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2016, 9:03 pm (UTC)

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The ninth line of the poem, "The poetry of earth is ceasing never," is the closest in meaning to the first line, "The poetry of earth is never dead." They both make use of the same metaphor, a...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2018, 6:12 pm (UTC)

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Personification is when something nonhuman is described as being human. The personification includes “the poetry of earth is never dead” in line 1, where poetry is compared to a living thing....

Latest answer posted February 8, 2012, 1:11 pm (UTC)

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Keat's poem is an Italian or Petrarchan sonnet, which consists of an octet (group of eight lines) followed by a six-line sestet. The last two lines of this sonnet, part of the sestet, bring...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2019, 11:55 am (UTC)

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Negative capability is a term that was first coined by Keats, and is used to refer to the ability that humans have to transcend and think beyond the way that humans are conditioned to think. It is...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2013, 7:19 am (UTC)

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In two of his poems, Keats makes declarations about beauty that have become famous. Endymion begins with "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." In "Ode on a Grecian Urn," Keats ends with the famous...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2018, 10:12 pm (UTC)

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To understand the themes running through this sonnet, one must go through the letter in which this piece had first appeared. Keats wrote this sonnet in a letter, dated February 18, 1818, to his...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2015, 2:22 pm (UTC)

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Clearly this poem is centrally about the need for fantasy in our lives and how opening the door and letting Fancy free is something that can add great joy and happiness to our personal conditions....

Latest answer posted October 27, 2011, 8:13 pm (UTC)

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You asked for help evaluating John Keats as a poet of beauty and sensuousness. Keeping in mind that beauty especially is in the eye of the beholder (and that therefore, something one person finds...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2018, 11:21 pm (UTC)

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John Keats

John Keats' poem, "On the Grasshopper and Cricket," is a wonderful poem. Keats, as a second-generation Romantic poet, pays special attention to nature in his poem, which is a characteristic of this...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2011, 2:00 pm (UTC)

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Multiple interpretations can come out of an analysis of the Grasshopper in Keats's poem "On the Grasshopper and Cricket," but this question can be more accurately answered when considering the...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2018, 8:18 pm (UTC)

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In his poem "To the Nile," John Keats offers a speaker who personifies the River Nile and emphasizes its impressive qualities, which include its service to humankind and adding beauty to its...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2021, 11:33 pm (UTC)

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The major piece of imagery to focus on is the way that the two lines which introduce the two sections of this short poem suggest the theme of what Keats is trying to convey. The poem begins with...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2011, 8:26 pm (UTC)

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This poem of course expresses Keats' belief in the way that "the poetry of the earth" never dies, no matter how inhospitable the conditions of the seasons, as in the heat of summer, the grasshopper...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2011, 8:47 pm (UTC)

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Imagery is a description of sensory experience; as such, it can be visual (describing something we could see), auditory (describing something we could hear), olfactory (describing something we...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2019, 7:54 pm (UTC)

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John Keats (born 31 October 1795 ; died 23 February 1821) is now considered one of the leading Romantic poets, but was actually not particularly well known or admired in his lifetime. Part of the...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2012, 7:54 am (UTC)

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In this poem, Keats identifies the grasshopper and the cricket with "the poetry of earth." The grasshopper's song continues when the other animals are parched with heat, and the cricket sings when...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2018, 11:38 am (UTC)

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"On The Sea" is a 1817 poem by John Keats. The poem is short, so here is the whole thing: ON THE SEAby John KeatsIt keeps eternal whisperings aroundDesolate shores, and with its mighty swellGluts...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2012, 11:27 am (UTC)

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John Keats

“Sleep and Poetry” is a veiled criticism of neoclassical poetry—the “foppery and barbarism” of the eighteenth century. Both Pegasus and Apollo, as described within the poem, are muses of poetry....

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018, 9:07 pm (UTC)

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Keats's sonnet is a nature poem: it celebrates the ceaseless beauty of nature, in this case in terms of the song of two insects. Like most Romantic poets, Keats focused on the beauty of nature and...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2016, 6:28 pm (UTC)

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The poet John Keats is known for many of his "odes," which are types of poems that celebrate or pay homage to their subjects. (For instance, Keats wrote an ode to autumn, an ode to a nightingale,...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2016, 12:15 am (UTC)

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John Keats

The meaning of Keats' poem "On the Grasshopper and Cricket" and the reason he particularly chooses the grasshopper and the cricket derives from the opening line ("The poetry of earth is never...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2010, 11:45 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2012, 9:03 am (UTC)

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Sensuousness simply means that which relates to the senses. It's very much a hallmark of Keats's poetry. A great example occurs in "Ode to a Nightingale" where Keats describes in sumptuous detail...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2019, 6:29 am (UTC)

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A lush sensuosity is a common element in Keats's poetry. One thinks of the way he lovingly describes the joys and fruits of nature in "Ode to Autumn," or the hazy reverie of the speaker in "Ode to...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2018, 7:29 am (UTC)

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A literary work may have more than one theme, and the themes one reader finds in a piece may be different from those another reader finds. The important thing is that any theme you find must be...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2016, 2:32 am (UTC)

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Keats starts out by using a metaphor, comparing sleep to an embalmer tending the body of a dead person, starting with closing the eyelids of the corpse. It's not a fearful gesture - the process is...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2012, 2:02 pm (UTC)

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As an educator addressed in the previous response, Keats's speaker concludes at the end of the poem that the Nile is just like any other river, despite the myths surrounding it. Keats wrote during...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016, 1:35 pm (UTC)

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Moneta's significance lies in the fact that she shows us that true artistic vision can only come through suffering. In that sense, she's very much a paradigmatic figure of Romanticism. Moneta it is...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2018, 10:14 am (UTC)

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Both "Ode to a Nightingale" and "To Autumn" possess the distinctive qualities of the poetry of John Keats: a paced, gracious movement of line and a concreteness of details which have tremendous...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2015, 9:59 pm (UTC)

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In Bright Star, Jane Campion introduces a sister art to Keats's poetry in Fanny Brawne's sewing, a motif throughout the film that establishes a dialogue about art and inspiration. The film opens on...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2019, 5:43 pm (UTC)

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The theme of Keats' sonnet "On the Grasshopper and Cricket" must be derived from textual evidence. Three things point to the theme. The first is the title in which Keats introduces specifically...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2011, 12:48 am (UTC)

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There are major themes weaving through Keats's major odes, the inevitability of death and the contemplation of beauty. Both, not coincidentally, are elements of the sublime. Beauty is ultimately a...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2012, 9:06 pm (UTC)

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John Keats's sonnet "To the Nile" describes the famous Nile River and considers its place in human history. The sonnet begins with these lines: Son of the old Moon-mountains African!Chief of the...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2018, 9:52 pm (UTC)

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'Ode to a nightingale' by John Keats deals with the theme of escape more in the present - 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' on the other hand deals with escapism in the past. In the first poem, John Keats is...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2010, 6:26 am (UTC)

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Keats famously wrote that a poet was a kind of 'physician' to humanity whose job was to 'pour out a balm onto the world.' Of course, this 'balm' was created partly by a focus on nature as a source...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2011, 12:21 am (UTC)

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While Enlightenment-era writers embraced reason and logic, Keats and his fellow Romantics said "Thanks, but no thanks" and got emotional. As a meditation on life's stages, "The Human Seasons" fits...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2018, 12:04 am (UTC)

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The Elgin Marbles are a famous collection of sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens. They were removed by a British aristocrat, Lord Elgin, and taken back to England in the early nineteenth...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2018, 11:39 am (UTC)

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This line comes from Keats's poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn," and it is part of a larger sentence that reads, "Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty--That is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know"...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2010, 12:31 pm (UTC)

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Well, certainly John Keats is defined as the epitome of a Romantic poet. One aspect that is hard to ignore in his poetry is the predominance of the imagination. An excellent poem to use to talk...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2011, 7:17 pm (UTC)

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John Keats both addresses human muses as well as treats nature and inanimate objects as sources of inspiration. Some of his finest poems combine the two, as he addresses natural and cosmic...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2019, 12:06 am (UTC)

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