“John Keats, as one of major romantic poets is no exception. He experiments with his imagination in various ways in his poems: it sometimes is expressed in travelling into a heavenly world through nature or art; sometimes it is expressed in a love story. Among these efforts, the romantic love between man and woman embodied as an experiment of imagination is seen in The Eve of St. Agnes.” (Myeong ok, Yoon, 2001, 195p)
The expression in this poem was so sensible. A lot of theme, background and words seemed like they were focused on beauty of expression. As many critics appreciated, I think it is the one of the most mature poem in his arts. Especially, the stanza 30 is image-centric. There's rich and vivid imagery in this stanza. Five senses are taking an important role. I can feel five senses in this stanza.
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