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How was Keats episode to every kind of human suffering?

from his apprenticeship with a surgeon and nursed his brother who suffered from TB while orphaned.


How does Keat's propose ambivalence in the poem Lamia?

here the imagination, as embodied by Lamia's magical palace gives access to something that is beauitful and threatened by the public world of fact and duty. However at the time this magic is seen as dangerous because it tempts us away from this world


Imagination could been seen as colluding with Porphyro in the Eve of St.Agnes in order to deceive Madaline. How is this suggested in the poem?

Madeline is not pleased when she awakens and notices that Porphyro is "pallid, chill, and drear,"


In Keats' early poems such as ________, we find the belief that beauty must be sensuous but Keats grows to find an awareness of evil and suffering which gradually undermines this conviction. This can be suggested from the fact that Keats moves from the romance and tragedy of the two lovers in Isbella in 1818, whereas he is much more ambiguous with his construction of Lamia ,published in 1820 , whom appears vilified and suggests love can never exist.



What year was Isabella and Lamia published?



Keats frequently uses an encounter with a female figure to represent visionary experience. However in the same way his deepest anxieties are revealed through confrontation with power represented in the female form. the effect of the female figures upon the male in Keat's poetry is frequently described with the use of terms such as "" "" simultaneously suggesting both attraction and fear



Even letters to Fanny Brawne while full of intensity of love, contain a sense of this anxiety. What 2 words does Keats use to demonstrate this attraction but fear for women in his poems?



The ambivalent (mixed feelings) attitudes towards women demonstrate quite clearly one of the ways in which Keats was very much a man of his time. While Keats certainly vilifies the brothers, his suggestion that isabella was "enriched from ancestral merchandise" he reports in La Belle that the "faery child" had "wild wild eyes" in which he implies as an unattractive quality, suggested in that the knight at arms goes on to "'"?

shut her wild wild eyes."


In Belle and Lamia the women are seen as a temptation to leave the world of duty and responsibility, that of which were contextually, masculine qualities of this time period. Why does Keats' look to punish his male lovers?

Keats suggests that to fall for love is irrational and must be resisted, as love is tragic and will forever fail


Romance typically deals with a sophisticated courtly world of chivalry; it is enchanted with a world of marvels and wonders. Many of the tales have a strong moral content establishing codes and ideals of chivalric behaviour. In "Isabella" Keats speaks of "The little almsmen of spring-bowers " and in Lamia "secret bowers" what is the significance of the use of bowers within his poetry?

The bower word of Romance in which the early Keats reveals, a world of sentiment and delicate beauty considers a world of feminine sensuousness. Keats' obsession with the green closed and sheltered space of the bower where poetic and erotic activity merge has been seen to suggest romantic escapism.


Keats resists the formal 18th century style poetry and instead exploited the epigrammatic tendency inherent in the form to create a looser and more natural form. By using _______ to avoid the regularity imposed by end stopping lines, varying the caesura and introducing regular rhymes, he breaks down the sense of each couplet being a closed unit.



In the Eve of St.Agnes, Keats adopted the Spenserian stanza, the interlocking rhyme scheme promotes the construction of _________ so appropriate to Keats' highly pictorial poem.



In La Belle Keats produced a literary ballad in which he imitated traditional _____ features.



Apart of Aristotlean tragedy is the idea of the denouement restoring order. in his letters Keats political stance is certainly revealed where he expresses his abhorrence of tyranny; reflective of what in his collection?

brothers in Isabella and the family feud in St.Agnes


Direct statements of Keat's political beliefs, however, are rarely found in his poems; one notable exception in is the attack on whom?

the capitalist brothers in Isabella.