Posted at 11.17.2018
It is well known that John Keats, the famous English poet is a agent of English Intimate movement in books that made an appearance at the switch of XIX century. Although there have been three main movements of this Affectionate activity such as Lake Poets, groundbreaking romanticists and London romanticists, John Keats, a lyrical poet who touches upon the sublime theme of love, beauty and skill belongs to London romanticists. Due to his progressive political beliefs he is close to Byron and Shelly and his sermon on "natural art" made him a protagonist of Lake poets. The theme of material sublime looks in many of his poems. Let me use his poem Epistle to John Hamilton Reynolds which is specialized in J. H. Reynolds, an English poet and his good friend. My goal in my own essay is to investigate all these poem. I would like to start with the theme shown up in the poem. Then I'll discuss some literary devices the writer found in his work.
In realization of my article, I'll summarize the key points and exhibit my personal impression.
The first twelve lines of the poem which focus on what "Dear Reynolds, as last I lay during intercourse" tell us that Keats is going to tell his good friend about his "shapes, and shadows, and remembrances" which emerged before his sight. These images are not connected with each other. Included in this are "two Witch's eyes above a Cherub's mouth" and "Old Socrates atying his cravat" and other. He says that few people could "escape these visiting" - those whose "lives have patent wings" and whose "curtains peeps no hellish nose". These people have quite another dreams including "flowers bursting out with lusty take great pride in" and "the milk-white heifer lows". Comparing these lines we recognize that the author sets on the first place moments of characteristics, admiring its beauty and convenience. It really is his thought process. He's a romanticist that's the reason everything he's going to spell it out in his poem will be associated with nature. To prove this fact Let me turn to another lines of his poem where Keats gives a nice information of "the Enchanted Castle" which stands on the rock and roll, "nested in trees". Keats wants "to show this castle in fair dreaming sensible" to his sick friend who lies in bed. The author recalls various other places which can be dare to him: Merlin Hall, the Clear Lake and "the little Isles". They are "half animate", they look alive. Keats talks about them as if they have got souls, as if they can feel and "love and hate", "look and frown". He perceives "a fantastic Galley" which comes in silence to the Castle wall. He hears "an echo from of lovely music". These displays described by the author so help the visitors to understand his world conception. He is sure that all the colors of his dreams are used "from the sunset", "from something of materials sublime" but not from the "shadow" of your "own souls day-time". The writer philosophizes about the primary point of life. He is sure that he will never be granted for "the love of good and ill". He says that "things cannot to the will be settled", however they can "tease us out of thought". He states that "it is just a flaw in delight, to see beyond our bounds". As a result of our such a wide-reaching imagination we mourn. It cannot make reference to "the typical of law". By the end of the poem Keats explains to "a mysterious tale" about his thoughts. Although he was "at home and really should have been most happily" but he could see "too much in to the sea", he saw "an eternal fierce destruction". Which was finished. he didn't like. He directs off "horrid moods" such as "the Hawk at pounce" or "the Shark at savage prey". He hates them. So, the writer considers that everything material around him is more sublime than his emotions. The author uses a great deal of stylistic devices which make his speech vivid. Let's take, for example, epithets:
hellish, enchanted, Old Magic-like Sword, sacred, mossy, horrid and other epithets which give good characteristics to the nouns they make reference to. One of the metaphors are the following:
Things all disjointed come from north and south. . .
. . . whose lives got patent wings. . .
Thro' curtains peeps no hellish nasal. . .
. . . echo of great music. . .
It is a flaw in joy. . .
Inversion: For on the globe we jostle. .
Simile:. . . silver display of light. . . like a beauteous woman's large blue eye. . .
Antithesis: there do they look alive to love and hate, to smiles and frowns. . .
Comparison: they seem to be a raised mound above some giant, pulsing underground.
These are only several stylistic devices found in the poem. There are a lot of other ones. The conversation of the poet is smart and nice.
In conclusion, I will say that I got greatly impressed by this poem and other Keats poems that i have already read. The theme of materials sublime is shown by the writer in an effective way.