The Poetry Of John Keats

2017 WordsMay 2, 20169 Pages
In the poems When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be and Bright Star! Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art, poet John Keats portrays a theme of romanticism through poetry. John Keats lived in London, England with his four siblings, his mother and father died when he was young. He was in the romanticism movement. He loved to write poems about romance and death. The two poems that i am writing about is When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be And Bright Star! Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art . Poem one is about that death will cut short his poetic career. Just as a person’s natural life spans youth, adulthood, and old age, so the growing of grain follows the natural progression of the seasons and poem two is about about the star is said to be eternal, unchanging, and beyond the speaker’s immediate grasp. Furthermore, the star is described as watching over earth, rather than being watched by someone. John Keats was born on October 31, 1795, in London, England. He loved to write poems, especially about romance and death. “Outside his friend Leigh Hunt 's circle of liberal intellectuals, the generally conservative reviewers of the day attacked his work, with malicious zeal, as mawkish and bad-mannered, as the work of of an upstart vulgar cockney poetaster- John Gibson Lockhart, and as consisting of the host incongruous ideas in the most uncouth language- John Wilson Croker”(John Keats). Many people attacked him and it affected him with his writing. “John Keats died on February
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