• Keats and the Impersonal Craft of Writing

    Author(s):
    Magdalena Ostas (see profile)
    Date:
    2009
    Subject(s):
    Lyric poetry, Romanticism, Poetics, Poetry
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Romantic literature, Poetics and poetry, British Romantic poetry
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/znft-gs34
    Abstract:
    This analysis of Keats’s Odes of 1819 and discussion of Keats’s late lyrical style—what I term his “impersonal” craft of writing throughout—accounts for the draw toward the visual idiom in Keats criticism. This essay shows why Keats’s poetics draws what critics instinctively import as visual idioms and focuses on the unique grammar of enunciation and representation in his verse. Keats’s grammar of enunciation is never tied to a first-person persona or self of utterance, and this essay brings out several aspects of the critical significance of this style of writing, the logic of subjectivity that it embodies, and the late moment in the Romantic tradition that it articulates.
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    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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