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Keats ­ Narrative Poetry


Liberal Education
Father and Grandfather died at an early age NO PATERNAL FIGURE
Worked at Guy's Hospital ­ explains his focus of human form/physical pain and suffering
Work and love for Fanny Brawn could not co-exist- he left for Italy


Victorian readers enjoyed pictorial/luxuriant/sensuous…

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Archaic Language authenticity of medieval setting

Assonance "O" gives haunting aural affect; emphasised by repetition...her singing?

`Faery' repeated supernatural/unknown/dangerous

Emotive language "wild","stranged", "lulled" attitude distorts reception


Patriarchy ­ suppression of women/importance of men

Role of Women ­ temptress/seductress; is she responsible in this case? (paradox of women)



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