THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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John Keats Literary Criticism

Ode to Psyche

An academic article by Kris Steyaert discussing this poem, in part challenging previously held notions of Keats's work being effeminate by emphasizing the masculine undercurrents of his poetry.

Ode on a Grecian Urn

A paper by Kellie Martin of Pepperdine University specifically focusing on an understanding of this poem's final two lines with reference to Plato's theories.

Hyperion

An essay by Tim Feng-shan Tsai which surveys a range of readings of this poem by prominent critics as well as exploring Keats' feelings towards political revolution.

Lamia

An academic article by Chiung-Ying Huang looking at the influence of Keats's poem on Pre-Raphaelite associate artist J.W. Waterhouse's painting of the same subject.

Endymion

A paper by Christian La Cassagnere looking at Keat's use of melancholy, as well as challenging prevailing critical assessments of this poem; with reference to Freudian theories on the death-drive and analysis of several excerpts.