John Keats Essay | Keats and the Imagination

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Keats and the Imagination

Summary: Explores poet John Keat's imaginative powers as represented in much of his work. Describes how Keats portrays the imagination by expressing its power. Concludes that although this is a presentation of the imagination in a "positive" light it does not suggest that the truth can be found there.
"I am certain of nothing but...the truth of the imagination" Using three shorter poems or sections of longer poems discuss how far you agree with this statement.

12th January

The statement does contain an element of truth as in several of Keats' poems he represents the imagination as a powerful force in his life. However, the statement cannot be entirely agreed with as often Keats writes about the imagination with the view that it tricks. This also could be disputed as when Keats feels he has been tricked by his imagination, is he revealing his dissatisfaction with reality?

Keats portrays the imagination is by expressing its power, although this is a presentation of the imagination in a "positive" light it does not suggest that the truth can be found there. In "Written on the day the Mr Leigh Hunt left Prison" Keats suggests that although...

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