Since “When I have fears I may cease to be” is what drew me to John Keats to begin with, I...
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...reciations for things, imagination, and just overall a more heightened focus on the human condition. I’ve been researching just how that all has affected the sonnet as a lyric. The issues my project is researching is just how the sonnet is a lyric. How a sonnet is read as a lyric, as well. The Dubrow article has been specifically helpful in starting to resolve these issues because of the way it presents both the lyric and the sonnet (and how the sonnet is a lyric.) There’s still a bit confusion as to how a sonnet can and can’t be a lyric, according to Dubrow’s article. I’m researching how the sonnet transformed during the Romantic period and more than just how it became more emotionally in depth. I want to focus on those sonnets I mentioned where Keats focuses on a gloomier subject as opposed to nature or love or even his letters he wrote to his friends and brother.
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