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Lamia

Main Quotes

"The ever smitten Hermes empty left his golden throne,
bent on amorous theft."
"He found a palpitating snake"
"She seemed at once, some penanced lady elf,
Some demon's mistress, or the demon's self."
"It was no dream: or say it a dream was,
real are the dreams…

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" "Fool! Fool!!" repeated he.. shall I see three made a serpent's pray?"
"Then with a frightful scream she vanished"
Key Ideas
Allegory of Keats' personal life and journey as a new poet (Lamia's transformation as a prelude to her
bliss with Lycius). "Palpitating snake" Fanny Brawne?
Love of immortality/fantasy/Grecian…

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