John Keats and the Romantic Ode

  1. John Keats (1795-1821): The Brief Life of a Poet
    1. Keats, the Romantic poet
    2. Classicism and Romanticism
  1. The Truth of Beauty
    1. Changing Concepts of the Aesthetic
      1. Mimetic
      2. Formalist
    2. Classical Ideals
    3. Art in Modern Times
  1. "Ode to a Nightingale": Nature, Music, and Poetry
    1. Music as Pure Aesthetic
    2. Nature’s Song
  1. "Ode on a Grecian Urn": Truth, Beauty, and Lyric
    1. "What men or gods are these?"
    2. "Heard melodies are sweet…."
    3. "Cold pastoral"
    4. "Beauty is truth, truth beauty…"
  1. "To Autumn": Death and Foreboding
    1. Shakespearean Echoes
    2. "Where are the songs of Spring?"
  1. The Midterm
    1. ID’s and Short Answers
    2. Essay Question