Theories of Poetry - Keats

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/4/11 British Romanticism Theories of Poetry: A Study of Manifestos
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2/4/11 Manifesto: document that defends a major shift in thinking (philosophical defense of new thought and writing) Themes that Unify Romantic Manifestos 1) Centrality of Imagination 2) Role of the Poet Prophet 3) Redemptive Power of Poetry
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2/4/11 John Keats [838] . . . the excellence of every Art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeables evaporate, from their being in close relationship with Beauty and Truth . . .
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2/4/11 November 22, 1817 To Benjamin Bailey I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of Imagination – What the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth – whether it existed before or not – for I have the same Idea of all our Passions as of Love they are all in their sublime, creative of essential Beauty . . . (940)
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2/4/11 December 21, 27 (?), 1817 To George &Thomas Keats Negative Capability , that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts,
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