The Bright Star. Presented By :- Sabitoj Singh Virk(06010625) Akashdeep Singh Virk(06010304) Saumitra Karmakar (06010626) K. Prashanth Chauhan Akhilesh Kumar Bhanu Pratap Singh Rana Pankaj Kumar Piyush Mittal Abhishek Kumar (Chemical). A Poet’s Inspiration By:- John Keats .
Presented By :-
Sabitoj Singh Virk(06010625)
Akashdeep Singh Virk(06010304)
Saumitra Karmakar (06010626)
K. Prashanth Chauhan
Bhanu Pratap Singh Rana
Abhishek Kumar (Chemical)
A Poet’s Inspiration
By:- John Keats
Course Instructor :-
Dr. Krishna Baruah
“a psychological desire to escape from unpleasant realities”
Dreams and Imagination were valued.
the profession of medicine for poetry.
"Here Lies one whose name was writ in water".
However Keats’ friend ,Charles Brown felt that this was too short and had this carved into the tombstone:
"This Grave contains all that was Mortal of a YOUNG ENGLISH POET Who on his Death Bed, in the Bitterness of his heart ,at the Malicious Power of his Enemies, Desired these words to be engraved on his Tomb Stone
“Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water"
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
In this scenario, the metaphor here is between the star and himself (Keats). The poet establishes the image of the star that is the central focus of the poem. The star is said to be eternal ("patient"), unchanging ("sleepless"), and beyond the speaker's immediate grasp ("aloft"). the star is immortal "And watching, with eternal lids apart,"; unlike him, who is sick and knows he is going to die soon. He wishes he didn’t have to die so that he could be with his loved one.
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors—
The second part of the octave describes what the star watches.
Here, two symbols emerge, both suggesting the idea of pureness. The first is the “moving waters” the star watches over.The waters here take on a spiritual significance, their “ablution” suggesting religious purification, “a priestlike task” that is performed on the “human shores.” The second symbol is contained in the image of snow: “the new soft-fallen mask” that covers “the mountains and the moors.” By introducing these images, the speaker seems to identify with those things that can, in some sense, make humans pure or spiritual.
Perhaps he feels this to be a way to transcend the limitations of human life — the changes and eventual decay that result in death.
And so live ever--or else swoon to death.
Explanation :- Change of observation from Star to Himself
Inspired by his brother’s death
"Where youth grows pale , and spectre-thin and dies; Where but to think is to be full of sorrow and leaden-eyed despairs".
Keats closed the letter, "Your's ever, fair Star." This letter is many times connected to the sonnet "Bright Star" because of the references to Fanny as a star and because of the connection of death, love, and swooning (compare this connection to the last line of the sonnet).
Your Beauty grows upon me and I feel
A greater love through all my essence steal.
Three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."
“You are the brightest, most delicate thing."