Sensuousness in Keats’ Poetry

Keats is a supernatural of the senses and not of considerations as he tried to secure a definitive truth of the universe through tasteful sensations and not through philosophical contemplation.

Exotic nature is a quality in poetry which influences the senses i.e. hearing, seeing, touching, inhaling and tasting. Erotic poetry does not display thoughts and philosophical considerations. It offers joy to senses, speaks to our eyes by showing lovely and colorful word pictures to our ears by its metrical music and musical sounds, to our nose by stirring the feeling of emanation etc.

Keats is the admirer of magnificence and scrutinizes excellence all over the place; and it is his senses that first uncover to him the magnificence of things. He composes poetry just out of what he feels upon his beats. Accordingly, it is his sense impressions that aroused his creative energy which makes him understand the extraordinary rule that:

‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty’

Keats loves nature for its own particular purpose. He has a direct energy fro nature by giving his entire soul to the unalloyed satisfaction in its erotic magnificence.

Poetry begins from sense impressions and all artists are pretty much erotic. Sense impressions are the beginning stage of idyllic methodology. It is the thing that the artist sees and hears that energizes his feelings and creative ability. The enthusiastic and innovative response to sense impressions produce poetry.

The artists give the impressions get by their eyes just. Wordsworth’s creative energy is mixed by what he sees and hears in nature. Milton is no less touchy to the magnificence of nature, of the blossoms in “Heaven Lost” in an arousing way. Be that as it may Keats’ poetry engages our feeling of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch and feeling of hot and icy. He shouts in one of his letters:

O for a life of sensation than of thoughts

He is a pure writer in feeling of looking for not arousing yet erotic enjoyment.

Keats is a painter of words. In a couple of words he exhibits a cement and robust picture of arousing magnificence.

“Her hair was long, her foot was light

Also her eyes were wild.”


The music of nightingale  produces throbs of agony in writer’s heart.

“The voice I hear this passing night was listened

In aged days, by ruler and clown:”


The opening lines of “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” depict great chilly:

“The sedge is wilted from the lake

And no birds sing.”


 In “Ode to Nightingale”, Keats depicts various types of wine and the thought of their tastes in inebriation.

“O for a measuring glass loaded with the warm South”


In “Ode to Nightingale”, the writer can’t see the blossoms in obscurity. There is blended scent of numerous blossoms.

“I can’t see what blossoms are at my feet,

Nor what delicate incense hangs upon the boughs,

Perhaps  the best illustration of Keats arousing quality is “Ode to Autumn”. In this tribute the season of harvest time is portrayed in erotic terms in which all senses are called onward.

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness
Close bosom friend of the maturing sun;”

For Keats Autumn is the season of fruits on mossed house tree, of products of the soil which are ready to the center and of later blooms for bumblebees. Along these lines fall to Keats is loaded with pictures of enjoyments of sense. There is the ready leafy foods grains furthermore there is music that engages the ear.

Keats is a writer of sensations. His thinking is encased in sexiness. In the sobriquets he uses are rich in arousing quality – scrumptious face, sweet plot, sunburnt gaiety, preserved murkiness and anguish sodden. Not just are the sense impression of Keats are snappy and caution however he has the uncommon endowment of imparting these observations by cement and sound symbolism.

Over the long haul Keats psyche developed and he communicates a savvy and otherworldly enthusiasm. He starts to see their excellence as well as in their truth which makes Keats the “inheritor of unfulfill’d prestige”.

Keats is more artist of exotic nature than a writer of pondering. Now and then he passes from sexiness to estimations. In his full grown works like Odes or the Hyperion, the writer blends arousing quality with assessments, ampleness with essentialness, aestheticism with intellectualism. However the core of Keats’ poetry is erotic nature. It is his senses which uncovered him the magnificence of things, the excellence of universe from the stars of the sky to the blossoms of the wood.

Keats’ pictorial senses are not unclear or suggestive however made unmistakable with an abundance of aesthetic subtle element. Each stanza, each line is loaded with arousing magnificence. No other writer with the exception of Shakespeare could show such a dominance of dialect and felicity of sensuousness.

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