Background[ edit ] The entrance to Guy's Hospital in Early inKeats left his poorly paid position as dresser or assistant house surgeon at Guy's HospitalSouthwarkLondon to completely devote himself to a career in poetry. In the past, he had relied on his brother George for financial assistance from time to time, but now, when his brother appealed to him for the same aid, the cash-strapped poet was unable to help and was overwhelmed with guilt and despair. He decided to forsake the life of a poet for a more lucrative career — but not before allowing himself a few months of poetic indulgence. It was during the months of spring that he wrote many of his major odes.
The distinctive quality in Keats is the ability to convey his vision as a sensuous experience. He focusses on several sense impressions relating to an object and thereby gives the reader a full apprehension of it.
All these odes were written in his most creative year of Seriously ill with tuberculosis, Keats died in Rome when he was twenty-six. John Keats was an English romantic poet.
The romantic period was the most fruitful period in the history of English literature. Keats is perhaps the greatest and one of the main representative of the romantic poets belonging to the second generation.
WordsworthColeridge, Southey, etc. Keats odes are remarkable for their fusion of intensity of feeling and concreteness of detail and description. They also process a dramatic quality for we are made aware of the presence of two voices engaged in a lyrical debate. Stanza II O, for a draught of vintage!
O for a beaker full of the warm South, Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene, With beaded bubbles winking at the brim, And purple-stained mouth; That I might drink, and leave the world unseen, And with thee fade away into the forest dim: Stanza III Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget What thou among the leaves hast never known, The weariness, the fever, and the fret Here, where men sit and hear each other groan; Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last gray hairs, Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies; Where but to think is to be full of sorrow And leaden-eyed despairs, Where beauty cannot keep her lustrous eye, Or new Love pine at them beyond tomorrow.
And mid-May's eldest child, The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves. Call'd him soft names in many a mused rhyme, To take into the air my quiet breath; Now more than ever seems it rich to die; To cease upon the midnight with no pain, While thou art pouring forth thy soul abroad In such an ecstasy!
Still wouldst thou sing and I have ears in vain To thy high requiem become a sod. No hungry generations tread thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.
Was it a vision, or a waking dream? Fled is that music: Stanza I describes the poet's excitement as he listens to the song of a nightingale. He asks for a draught of wine that can induce in him a state of druggedness so that he can fly away into the blissful world of the bird.
Stanza IV records the poet's recourse to poetic fancy as an alternative to aid him in his flight into the realm of the nightingale. The poetic fancy leads him to the bird in its perch up among the treetops where he can see the moon and the stars.
But this does not last long and he wakes out of it to return to gloom and darkness on earth.Keats’s ode addresses the age-old and universal theme of the cycle of life, using the metaphor of the seasons to depict the human experience of growing to maturity and dying.
In speaking of autumn, Keats explores the heightened awareness of one’s mortality that often comes in the midst of . Day 1(*) Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Old English. 1. (*)Print out your grading sheet for the first quarter or use the Excel version. Vocabulary.
1. Keep a vocabulary notebook and/or notecards for terms you will be learning about. As a poet, Keats is probably most famous for his odes. An ode is a poem that addresses a person or object that can't talk back. The form originated in Ancient Greece, where poets like Pindar and Ho.
Give a stanza by stanza explanation of Keats' ode "To Autumn." 1 educator answer Write the critical appreciation of the poem "To Autumn" by John Keats. Exposure - Language, tone and structure Language in Exposure The dominant elements.
Owen’s choice of words in Exposure powerfully, but simply, describes the extremes to which he and his men were exposed for two days. The poem is dominated by words from the semantic field of the weather, most of which are qualified by terms with negative . To Autumn Essay - To Autumn I find this to be a deeply enjoyable poem.
I take delight in it, even though I recognize in it some inadequacy.