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Texts and Human Experiences: Module A - Textual Conversations. Texts: Keats and the film Bright Star

Year 12 English

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Hip-Hop star Akala explores John Keats' poem 'Bright Star' with the poet Daljit Nagra. They discuss how the poem focuses on the transient nature of life and eternal nature of love.

The drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25.

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A whistle-stop tour through the life and legacy of John Keats, from his personal troubles to his veneration as a key figure of the Romantic movement.

Byron, Keats and Shelley lived short lives, but the radical way they lived them would change the world. At 19, Shelley wrote The Necessity of Atheism - it was banned and burned, but it freed the Romantics from religion. Through their search for meaning in a world without God, they pioneered the notions of free love, celebrity and secular idolatry that are at the centre of modern Western culture. For them poetry became the new religion, a way of reaching eternity. Their words are brought to life by Nicholas Shaw, Blake Ritson and Joseph Millson.

Keats House is where the poet John Keats lived from 1818 to 1820, and is the setting that inspired some of his most memorable poetry.

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English Romantic lyric poet John Keats was dedicated to the perfection of poetry marked by vivid imagery that expressed a philosophy through classical legend.

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Quotes by John Keats

Poem Analysis

Last Sonnet (or Bright Star as the poem is also known as) was written by John Keats in 1819 and, then, revisited in 1820. Nevertheless, his biographers suggest different dates for this same poem, which contemplate his meeting with Fanny Brawne and, later, his engagement to her.

Poetry Foundation

John Keats was born in London on 31 October 1795, the eldest of Thomas and Frances Jennings Keats’s four children. Although he died at the age of twenty-five, Keats had perhaps the most remarkable career of any English poet.