The Unbreakable and Brilliant Poet
John Keats (10/31/1795 - 2/23/1821)
John Keats was born in London, when he was at a very young age his dad was in an accident and passed away. Later in his teenage years his mother got a disease, she got very ill, a couple of months into the disease she sadly passed away too. After his parents death his grandmother became the guardian of him and his siblings. He studied medicine for many years but he knew what he truly wanted to do was to write. So, he started writing poems, he was critiqued by many but he still kept writing. Today, people admire his work and use him as inspiration.
This painting is putting in perspective the perfect land that we all wish to be at when we think everything has gone wrong. It symbolizes hope.
This relates to the writing because the light between the dark clouds shows hope, like in the poem. The owl on the tree just shows the beauty their can be in between all the negativity.
The bird in the sky flying with an ease is what Keats was talking about in his poem about the nightingale. This picture shows that the bird is still able to fly even though he's surrounded my darkness and negativity.
Ode To A Nightingale
My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:
'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,
But being too happy in thy happiness,---
That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees,
In some melodious plot
Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,
Singest of summer in full-throated ease.
O for a draught of vintage, that hath been
Cooled a long age in the deep-delved earth,
Tasting of Flora and the country green,
Dance, and Provencal song, and sun-burnt mirth!
O for a beaker full of the warm South,
Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene,
With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,
And purple-stained mouth;
That I might drink, and leave the world unseen,
And with thee fade away into the forest dim:
P- My life is filled with darkness , gloominess and unhappiness. I want to enjoy life like the nightingale. All I want to be is happy like the nightingale, free of my worries.
C- numbness-he is not in control, envy-negative feelings that he doesn't have towards the bird, ease- He's explaining how the bird has no difficulties.
A- pity, gloominess and a bit of hope
S- "'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thy happiness" from self-pity to hopeful
T- We shouldn't drown ourselves in the negativity
T- It was not what i thought it would be its actually a positive poem talking about a bird.