Forgot your password?  

Critical Essay | Critical Essay by Stuart M. Sperry

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Critical Essay by Stuart M. Sperry.
This section contains 6,006 words
(approx. 21 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Stuart M. Sperry - Critical Essay by Stuart M. Sperry

Critical Essay by Stuart M. Sperry

Sperry, Stuart M. “Tragic Irony in The Fall of Hyperion.” In English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism, edited by M. H. Abrams, pp. 470-85. London: Oxford University Press, 1975.

In the following essay, Sperry asserts The Fall of Hyperion is an expression of tragic irony. The critic also considers Adam and his dream as an allegory for poets and poetry.

As prelude to the dreamer's coming vision, the brief paragraph of eighteen lines with which the induction to The Fall begins clearly establishes Keats's major theme—the dream itself, taken, as from the first he always had, as the fundamental source of poetry:

Fanatics have their dreams, wherewith they weave A paradise for a sect; the savage, too, From forth the loftiest fashion of his sleep Guesses at Heaven; pity these have not Trac...

(read more)

This section contains 6,006 words
(approx. 21 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Stuart M. Sperry - Critical Essay by Stuart M. Sperry
Follow Us on Facebook