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John Keats was one of the great Romantic poets greatly known for the collection of poetry called the “Odes.” John Keats once wrote that “Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself but with its subject.”
John Keats rejected the Church and the pious frauds of practiced religion. Although, Keats’ feelings were of this, he is very keen on religious sensibility. Keats shows he is always searching for personal faith that will eventually do him justice. Keats shows signs of the annihilation of tyranny and the growth of popular privileges, thus the progress of free sentiments when he compares the works of Wordsworth and Milton. He feels Wordsworth has a more profound insight into the human experience more so than Milton.
In Keats’ work on “Ode to a Grecian Urn,” he shows how he has been “carried away” by this image of perfection. In this piece, he tries to recreate the story depicted by the urn; by the use of his own experiences. He claims the panting love on the urn is far superior to breathing human passion. The more alive the urn becomes, the less ideal it is. In the first stanza, Keats asks
questions. In the following stanzas there are exclamamtion marks. Keats’ last two lines are “Beauty is truth, truth is beauty…….etc….
This brings to fact that in his writing he comes to terms with ugly truths and realities even though he feels the urn speaks for itself; it is a beautiful illusion....
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