The Ideas Composed by John Keats in Poetry Essay

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“The context in which a poem is composed affects the ideas that the composer incorporates into their poetry.” It has been said that the context in a poem has affected the ideas and aspects of the composer’s writing. Context is the circumstance of the setting that forms the idea that is incorporated into the text. The ideas in John Keats’ texts La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Ode on a Grecian Urn are based on his attitudes towards his life, depicted through the creation of his poetry. David Beck stated that poems give voice to the thoughts and feelings of that generation of nation, sex and society. The context composed through poetry is the basis of all understanding. The era of romanticism, beauty, art and mortality versus immortality, are all portrayed in both texts. Keats is a second generation romantic who was politically isolated which had led for exploration of romanticism. Romanticism revolved around emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual. Keats has grown as an individual in his past life until he met his love, which led to the creation of his most popular odes. Beck had stated “to write something which is an entity in its self which all the meaning can be found by simply exploring the way words were in the poem” this is shown through Keats’ poems with the word ‘love’ in both La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Ode on a Grecian Urn. ‘And sure in language strange she said - I love thee true’ the effects of this line is to exemplify the differences of love. A language barrier does not stop the illusion of love, seduction and emotion involved. The repetition of the word ‘never, never’ in ‘Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss’ emphasizes the idea of reoccurring love that is constantly chasing. The primacy of the individual is depicted by both poems as both are shown to be alluded to love and are ill mannered to the aspects of

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