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1

Negative capability

Accept that there are “uncertainties mysteries and doubts” without reaching for conclusions beyond logic

2

Classicism venerated

Respect in artistic achievements eg mythology

3

Romance

Courtly stories and chivalry

4

Sensory appreciation

Less about subject more about reaction to subject

5

Dream vs waking reality

Idealised reality more pure than actual reality

6

Revert to childhood

Pure and untainted imagination and creativity

7

Reality of death

Keats surrounded by death- constant awareness of death emphasises appreciation of beauty and joy

8

Paradoxical life

Pain and pleasure survive as one

9

Nature

Nature as benevolent and powerful- antidote to melancholy

10

Beauty

Enriches life- delays inevitability/intensity of death

11

Beauty and intensity

“Excellence of every art is intensity”

12

Female figures

Displayed as mystical however sometimes deceptive- idealisation if women and love

13

Beauty and pain

Contemplation of beauty leads to a painful realisation and awareness that perfection vanishes

14

Synaesthesia

Merging of senses

15

Mortal/ immortal

Humans and love compared to the immortality of art