Imagery in Keats’ Poetry

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Dr. Ashutosh Kumar


John Keats is a well-known Romantic poet of the 19th century who has become the most sensuous poet of the Romantic Movement. His poetry is full of visual images, for Keats uses words to paint his poetic picture. It is the pictorial skill together with sensuousness of Keats that makes the use of Greek myths more significant in his poetry Sensuousness is an aspect of imagery that heightens the artistic appeal of myths in his poetry. Keats’s heightened sense of awareness, his love for sensuous details and for natural objects, creates a world of nature in his mind. There are very few olfactory images in Keats’s poetry. His olfactory images are rounded, heavy and pervasive. In the poetry of Keats, lovers generally meet at a lonely place full of natural fragrance and sweet smell all-around. Keats is really a burning star of the literary orbit who has started to perfume the poetic passage and will continue to perfume in the womb of time.


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Dr. Ashutosh Kumar. “Imagery in Keats’ Poetry”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 3, no. 6, Feb. 2019, pp. 54-59,


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