Tag Archive: John Keats

Tag Yourself Meme: Victorian and Romantic Writer Edition

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Explanation: this meme was inspired by this one from tumblr, but I’m of the humble opinion that this one is far superior because it has more authors, more time periods, and has female… Continue reading

The Industrial Revolution as an Antithesis to Romantic Poetry

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The Industrial Revolution had the most significant effect on Romantic poetry because it served as a direct antithesis to the poet’s subject matter during that time. The Industrial Revolution directly correlated with the… Continue reading

The Serpent, the Philosopher, and the Lover: Moral Ambiguity in “Lamia”

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Romantic ideas were certainly influential in the inception of the Gothic, and many issues that the authors were passionate about quickly became thematic concepts in this new genre of Gothic poetry, such as… Continue reading

The Introduction of the Femme Fatale in Gothic Literature

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The femme fatale, French for “fatal women,” is a character whose importance in Romantic literature and whose journey through modern-day adaptations is almost unparalleled. Existing historically in both biblical figures as early as… Continue reading

“Into the Storm”: The Ambiguous Fate of Madeline and Porphyro in Keats’s “The Eve of St. Agnes”

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In Keats’s “The Eve of St. Agnes,” we are faced with a somewhat ambiguous ending to the “story of two adolescent lovers whose relationship is threatened by their feuding families” (Havird 91). After… Continue reading

What’s that in your pocket, Keats?

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I’d like to use John Keats’ July 18th, 1818 letter to Benjamin Bailey as a starting point for reading three poems composed the following year. Keats writes, “I am certain I have not… Continue reading

Lamia, Now and Then

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In John Keats’s poem Lamia, we are treated to the tale of a creature cursed by the gods to be serpentine who is then allowed to circumvent her curse and take human form… Continue reading

John Keats’ Representation in the Romantics

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John Keats was an impactful player in the Romantic literary movement. Though he may seem in the shadows of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelly, and Byron, he is noted with the group for a reason:… Continue reading

Keats Influence on Modern World

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John Keats’ artistic expression through his poetry proved him to be a forerunner of the second generation of romantic poets. Although his works didn’t reach their full potential and popularity before his death,… Continue reading

Shelley On the Sea Shore?

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There are pros and cons to being a rock star, and the same goes for being an amazing writer. Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote the ever-clever Ozymandias, hung out with bros Lord Byron &… Continue reading

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