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Postby censustaker » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:52 am

I recently recieved an assignment. We were to pick a poet, write an essay on them and give a presentation to the class. I chose Keats, obviously.
I need help with the following questions:

What poetic devices does Keats favour?
Does he write in a way that is accessible to readers? Why and how?
What do his poems "mean"?
What are Keats' repeated images and motifs?
Why would you recommend Keats? (Using literary terms)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Credo Buffa » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:25 pm

Well, I think the second and fifth questions are ones you can easily answer for yourself just by reading the poems. Do you feel, when you read Keats, that you identify with what he is saying? What about his language makes him easier/more difficult to understand than other poets? Are the themes of his poems accessible to you? Once you've answered these questions for yourself, I think you'll find it quite easy to say whether or not you would recommend Keats to others and why.

What are the particular poems that you are analyzing?
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