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The Individual-Nature Relationship in Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn"

Mohsen Hanif Adnan Al Zamili
2021 Zenodo  
This article discusses the individual-nature relationship in John Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" in light of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poetic theories associated with this concept which are embraced by his poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". More than that, it displays, in a poetic discussion, a critical analysis of Keats's ode as a strong interconnection that ties the individual to nature. The main focus of this study is the sensory relationship of Keats with nature taking into
more » ... ing into consideration that it is identical with Coleridge's poetic theories. "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" exposes consistently Coleridge's opinions concerning the individual-nature relationship which starts when the individual perceives nature then ascends to form spiritual unity and becomes one with it. Finally, Coleridge creates a new nature out of the nature he perceives through the use of imagination. In Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" the unification between the individual and nature is based upon a beneficial rule that both of them has an active role that makes it easy to apply Coleridge's theories which carry the same point of view.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4569130 fatcat:uong6khe3zh27efsqyeflkovgi