There is little evidence of his exact birth place. His father first worked as a hostler  at the stables attached to the Swan and Hoop Inn, an establishment he later managed, and where the growing family lived for some years. Keats believed that he was born at the inn, a birthplace of humble origins, but there is no evidence to support his belief. The small school had a liberal outlook and a progressive curriculum more modern than the larger, more prestigious schools.
According to legend, virgins may see their future husbands in their dreams during the night of St Agnes' Eve 20th January 'The Eve of St Agnes' is a narrative poem in which the narrative impulse repeatedly leads towards description.
The poem is primarily noteable for its elaborate pictorial and musical effects. Its wealth of description meant that, like 'Isabella', the poem became a favorite with the Pre-Raphaelite artists of the 19th century. Keats' use of the Spenserian stanza formally encourages this tendancy towards descriptiveness.
The stanza, containing eight lines of iambic pentameter and final alexandrine, a line of iambic hexameter, does not require the kind of compression associated with the ottava rima Keats used in 'Isabella'. Nevertheless, as a self-contained unit, it encourages the creation of tableaux visual poem.
The story of the Eve of St Agnes goes as follows: Beadsman in church watches preparation for festivities. On Deaths Door Action switches to Madeline, who is oblivious to the festivities.
Waiting for that night. Switches again to Porphyro- waiting to see Madeline. Imagines the horrors that await him. Is he innocent or does he know he can take advantage of her. Meets Angela who warns him off. And tells him the legend Asks Angela to help him find Madeline. Angela tells him whats supposed to happen to Madeline and laughs.
Porphyro gets suspicious and has a go at her. She complains and defends herself. He apologises and gives a woeful speech and Angela sympathises. She agrees to do what he wants.
Porphyro plans to spy on her. Angela goes to get Madeline's room ready. She collects Porphyro and hides him in the room. He also prepares the room Madeline turns up and undresses and goes to sleep. Madeline thinks he's a traitor but he wants her to be his bride and to run away with him.
They escape while everyone is still asleep. Semantic field of cold: Exterior vs Interior There is also another contrast of age vs youth: Church is described with horrible images: This hints that religion and faith cannot stop what is about to happen to Madeline.
Beadsman decides not to join the feast. Symbolism of rejection of life's joys? Music and sounds of celebration "music's golden tongue", "snarling trumpets". Illustrating human activity and animation. Start to get hints of a dream vs reality concept in the poem.
Silver and moonlight imagery runs throughout the poem, contrasting with vividly coloured images. Answer these questions to help you with the poem annotation: Identify specific words and phrases that create this atmosphere and tone. IV - V How does the atmosphere here compare?
Why does Keats juxtapose the two? What connotations do you find? IX Describe the effect of the way Keats has written the last line. X Comment on the effect of Keats' punctuation here.
Track the different aspects of his character shown to us and express your own opinion of him.Endymion is a poem by John Keats first published in It begins with the line "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever".
Endymion is written in rhyming couplets in iambic pentameter (also known as heroic couplets). "To Autumn" is sometimes called an ode, but Keats does not call it one.
However, its structure and rhyme scheme are similar to those of his odes of the spring of , and, like those odes, it is remarkable for its richness of imagery.
The Eve of St Agnes Notes on The Eve of St Agnes by John Keats. St Agnes is the patron saint of young virgins, possibly martyred in the Diocletian persecution (c) at the age of 13; she vowed that her body be consecrated to Christ and rejected all her suitors.
The Nightingale and Greek Myth The only place that the word "nightingale" even appears is in the title, but the nightingale and its rich, intoxicating nighttime world are at the center of the poem.
As Keats imagines it, this bir. Seeing as this is an English course, the second aim will be to develop skills necessary for students to be effective readers and writers.
The cultivation of these abilities will not only aid students in their exploration of violence in literature, but in any other analytical work they may need to do in the future.
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