Poetic device in which the same, or similar, words are used to begin successive phrases for rhetorical/poetic effect
A princess in ancient Greek mythology. Andromeda's mother angers the god Poseidon, and Andromeda herself is chained to a rock and offered as a sacrifice to the monster of the sea, but is ultimately saved by the hero Perseus.
A poetic device in which a narrator directly addresses an absent/abstract person or thing
Like or of the dawn
A pauper who prays on behalf of wealthy patrons
An old woman
An ornament used for burning incense
Keats describes the character of a poet as resembling that of a chameleon; the poet has no character and only reflects the environment in which he finds himself.
A wood-nymph in ancient Greek mythology
A hermit or social recluse, often spiritual or religious
A temple or shrine
A belt made of flowers
One who gathers the grain left behind by reapers
An ancient Greek fountain, sacred to the Muses and considered a source of poetic inspiration.
A type of poetic meter composed of five pairs of "iambs" or "iambic feet." An iamb is a two-syllable pair in which the second syllable is stressed.
The ability of an artist or thinker to exist comfortably in the presence of "uncertainties, Mysteries, [and] doubts," rather than trying to situate every phenomenon in an overarching logical or philosophical system. Keats describes his theory of "Negative Capability" in a letter to his brothers George and Tom, which was written on December 21, 1818.
Verses of a poem
A fourteen-line poem in rhyming iambic pentameter, beginning with an octet that follows a ABBA ABBA rhyme scheme and concluding with a sestet with a flexible rhyme scheme
Feathers essential to flight, on the outer part of a bird's wing
A Greek mortal-turned-goddess who married Cupid/Eros and was made immortal
A fourteen-line poem composed in rhyming iambic pentameter. This type of sonnet begins with three quatrains (stanzas of four lines each) and concludes with a rhyming couplet.
A division of a poem, often involving a fixed number of lines, a set type of meter, and a clear rhyme scheme
Keats’ Poems and Letters Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Keats’ Poems and Letters is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.