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Critical Quotes on Keats' Poetry. Isabella St Agnes and Lamia Critical View J Rolland. J V Rolland on To Autumn. John Keats Romantic or Realist Jill Swale. Keats 'A Sage, A Humanist, A Physician to All Men' Anne Crow. Keats and Solitariness John Hudson. Was Keats a Soppy Bastard Bernard Richards. Keat's Composure Joe Sutcliffe. The Mutable World of John Keats Sue Hemming. John Keats and the Elgin Marbles Georgina Green. Notes on Pain in Keats' Poetry. Andrew Motion on Keats. Peter Cairns The Sense of Transience in the 1819 Poems. Graham Holderness Sensuous Language in Keats' Odes. Joy Flint Keats' Letters and Poems a Life of Sensations. Peter Hollindale Romantic Escape and Corrective Truth in Keats' Poetry.

Brean Hammond Two Types of Sexuality in Keats' Poetry. Kevin Dean - Five Essays on Keats' Poetry. John Keats Literary Criticism. Main Page | 19th-Century Literature | British Poets, Romantic | About The Eve of St.

John Keats Literary Criticism

Agnes, by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Arthur Hughes. Paradoxical life » John Keats, selected poems Study Guide from Two sides of the same coin The Keats scholar, Jack Stillinger, has summed up the ways in which Keats’ poetry responds to life’s paradoxes, as follows: Under the richly sensuous surface, we find Keats' characteristic presentation of all experience as a tangle of inseparable but irreconcilable opposites.

Paradoxical life » John Keats, selected poems Study Guide from

He finds melancholy in delight and pleasure in pain; he feels the highest intensity of love as an approximation to death; he inclines equally towards a life of indolence and 'sensation' and toward a life of thought; he is aware both of the attraction of an imaginative dream world without 'disagreeables' and the remorseless pressure of the actual; he aspires at the same time to aesthetic detachment and to social responsibility.

For Keats, pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, happiness and melancholy, life and death are two sides of the same coin and are inextricably linked. In a letter to his brother George and sister-in-law Georgiana (in May of 1819), Keats wrote: The Contraries of Life in Keats Article. John Keats and ‘negative capability’ - The British Library. Keats' Odes and Negative Capability. BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Later Romantics. An introduction to 'Ode on a Grecian Urn': time, mortality and beauty - The British Library. The Gothic Elements in the Poetry of John Keats.