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Use Of Romanticism In The Human Seasons By John Keats

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Romanticism in literature was used widely in Europe towards the end of the eighteenth century and is characterized by adoration of nature, celebration of an individual, strong emotions, interest in man, and the importance of imagination. There are many poems which use romanticism to convey its meaning to the reader. “The Human Seasons” by John Keats is a poem about the emotions of man and is symbolized with the four seasons of winter, spring, summer, and autumn. John Keats is regarded as one of the most well-known romantic poets alongside Lord Byron. The poem conveys the use of romanticism to the reader through the use of awe of nature, interest in the common man, importance of imagination, and strong senses of emotions to intrigue the reader. Nature is used throughout the poem through the seasons of spring, summer, autumn and fall, which symbolize emotions of humans and give an insight in the interest in the common man. Each individual season is very different from each other and represents a distinct human emotion or stage of life. The characteristic awe of nature is used by Keats to make a connection between human emotions and nature. There is also an interest in the common man in which the reader learns about the changing emotions of man when the seasons change. Keat’s describes the human season’s saying, “There are four seasons in the mind of man” (l.2). When Keat’s uses the words “...in the mind of man” (l.2) the reader will understand that the author is
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