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2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C

Platonism in the poetry of John Keats: A study of idealism and beauty

Author(s): M Mamatha and Dr. Anurita

This research paper aims to explore the influence of Platonism on the poetry of John Keats. Platonism, a philosophical system founded by Plato, emphasizes the existence of an ideal realm of forms and the pursuit of beauty and truth. Keats, a renowned Romantic poet, was deeply influenced by classical Greek philosophy, including Plato's teachings. This study will examine how Keats incorporates Platonist ideas, particularly the concept of ideal beauty, into his poetic works. Through a close analysis of selected poems, such as "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and "Ode to a Nightingale," we will explore the presence of Platonist themes, symbolism, and metaphors in Keats' poetry. Furthermore, this research paper will investigate how Keats' engagement with Platonism contributes to his exploration of the nature of reality, aesthetics, and the pursuit of transcendence. The findings of this study will shed light on the philosophical underpinnings of Keats' poetry and the enduring relevance of Platonist thought in Romantic literature.

DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2021.v3.i2c.1007

Pages: 217-222 | Views: 158 | Downloads: 45

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M Mamatha, Dr. Anurita. Platonism in the poetry of John Keats: A study of idealism and beauty. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2021;3(2):217-222. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2021.v3.i2c.1007
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