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Keats Poem 5; On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again

Categories: King LearPoems
Main Theme
Desire/Indulgence

Structure
Shakespearean Sonnet
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Context
Keats wanted to read king Lear and was fighting his attempt to do so as it was one of his great pleasures and he didn’t want to ruin it.

Language and Tone
Imagery, personification. Juxtaposition and Oxymoron

Theme;Awe/indulgence
“Golden-Tongued Romance” Referencing his own classical leanings.
“shut up thine olden pages and be mute: Adieu!” Keats’ battle with indulgence in his life and also his want to read this book.


“chief poet” Keats adoration of Shakespeare the wordsmith himself.

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