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Keats's Apprenticeship


George Yost

During the five years of his phenomenal poetic development, an intense drive to mastery absorbed Keats in continual and largely systematic experimentation with the same and similar materials. This work is an analysis of his poesis from the beginning in his search for immediacy, with emphasis not so much on what he worked with but how and why he changed it. In later poetry the author will show the differences and point out the development.
Contents: Keat's Drive to Poetry - Autobiographical versus Imaginary - Psychical Distance - Tone - Pressure of Subjects, Persons, and Time - Tools of Nature - Use of Nature.