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The Eve of St. Agnes | Study Guide

John Keats

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John Keats

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Drama, Fantasy

Perspective and Narrator

"The Eve of St. Agnes" is narrated by a third-person omniscient speaker. As the events unfold, the speaker reveals an emotionally invested perspective.


"The Eve of St. Agnes" mixes the present and the past tenses.

About the Title

The poem is about the Eve of St. Agnes, January 20, when unmarried girls would enact specific traditions they believed would allow them to dream of their future husbands. The story takes place on this date. At its center is a young woman hoping to dream of her husband and a man who uses the tradition to convince her he is meant to be her husband.


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