Dreams and the Poetry of John Keats
An 8 page essay/analysis of several of poems by John Keats. The writer argues that while Keats did not speak often of "dreaming" in a literal sense, i.e. the activities of the subconscious mind while asleep, "dreaming" as in the activity of the imagination while awake, i.e. the "daydream" -- the ability of the individual to "dream" of goals or the attainment of some heart's desire -- this aspect of "dreaming" played a pivotal role in his worldview. Poems include On looking in to Chapman's Home, Sleep and Poetry, On seeing the Elgin Marbles, The Eve of St. Agnes, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Ode to Melancholy, Ode to a Grecian Urn, Ode to a Nightingale and To Autumn. No additional sources cited.