International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part H
Keats’ concept of negative capability
Author(s): Dr. Kamini Singhal
Abstract: Negative capability enables the writer to identify himself with the thing he is writing about. It is an ability of the writer to subtract his own identity of the surroundings around him. Negative capability involves a fusion of oneness. In the heat of imagination, all the thoughts, feelings and emotions become one and all uncertainties, doubts and mysteries become elements of beauty. For Keats, the most important quality of poetry is the submission to things as they are, without trying to intellectualize them into something else.