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Decoding the Past: Self-reflection and Presence of Feminine in John Keats’s Select Poems

Noopur Baruah.

Abstract
This paper is an attempt to look at how Keats portrayed women in his poems and how women in his life
had a great influence on him and his poems. The poem which I will be referring to are: - “Ode to
Psyche”, “Stanzas to Miss Wylie”, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”, “Lines to Fanny”. These poems are
chosen because poems like Stanzas to Wylie were written in the earlier part of his career as a poet and
poems such as La Belle Dame Sans Merci which was written in the latter part of his career as a poet. We
see a gradual change in his perception of women from his earlier poems to his poems written in the later
years of his life after he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. His treatment of women has grown from naive
appreciation to critical observation. We can see that the aesthetic sense got heightened concerning his
treatment of women. So in a nutshell this paper will be an attempt to look at how Keats portrayed women
in different ways and how his perception of women changed from narrow appreciation to a much broader
understanding.

Key words: women, love, marriage, death, trust


 
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Noopur Baruah. Decoding the Past: Self-reflection and Presence of Feminine in John Keats’s Select Poems. JCR. 2020; 7(9): 3273-3276. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.498


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Noopur Baruah. Decoding the Past: Self-reflection and Presence of Feminine in John Keats’s Select Poems. JCR. 2020; 7(9): 3273-3276. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.498



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Noopur Baruah. Decoding the Past: Self-reflection and Presence of Feminine in John Keats’s Select Poems. JCR. (2020), [cited May 30, 2021]; 7(9): 3273-3276. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.498



Harvard Style

Noopur Baruah (2020) Decoding the Past: Self-reflection and Presence of Feminine in John Keats’s Select Poems. JCR, 7 (9), 3273-3276. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.498



Turabian Style

Noopur Baruah. 2020. Decoding the Past: Self-reflection and Presence of Feminine in John Keats’s Select Poems. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 3273-3276. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.498



Chicago Style

Noopur Baruah. "Decoding the Past: Self-reflection and Presence of Feminine in John Keats’s Select Poems." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 3273-3276. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.498



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Noopur Baruah. "Decoding the Past: Self-reflection and Presence of Feminine in John Keats’s Select Poems." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.9 (2020), 3273-3276. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.498



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Noopur Baruah (2020) Decoding the Past: Self-reflection and Presence of Feminine in John Keats’s Select Poems. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 3273-3276. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.498