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Harry Stafylakis Composer, Educator Composer. The Keats Cycle for baritone or bass-baritone and piano 1.

Giovanelli, Marcello. London: Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Collections.

This Living Hand

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But Keats could not appreciate Homer because he cannot read Greek. This is the sort of thing a Metaphysical Poet like John Donne had done in his poetry in the early seventeenth century. The author of this article, Dr Oliver Tearle, is a literary critic and lecturer in English at Loughborough University. Image: John Keats photogravure after J. Severn , via Wellcome Images ; Wikimedia Commons. Great post. One of my favorite poems.

"This living hand, now warm and capable"

No one really knows the true meaning behind the poem unless we ask Keats himself. How do you recognize it? But what is figurative language exactly? Although the suggestion that the you would prefer to be dead or at least to feel nothing , rather than live with the haunting insoluble regrets, makes a certain kind of sense.

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Although he died at the age of twenty-five, Keats had perhaps the most remarkable career of any English poet. He published only fifty-four poems, in Prose Home Harriet Blog. Visit Home Events Exhibitions Library.

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Access options available:. Performance, Cognition, and the Quest for an Affective Historiography Leo Cabranes-Grant bio Around , John Keats wrote the following lines in the margins of a draft for a longer satirical poem:. The poet has created a lyric moment describing his own hand as it traces these same sentences, a hand that after his death will haunt an unnamed listener.

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  1. Vachel M.

    This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold And in the icy silence of the tomb, So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood So in my veins red life might stream again, And thou be conscience-calmed—see here it is— I hold it towards you.

  2. Mason B.

    This living hand, now warm and capable. Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold. And in the icy silence of the tomb,. So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming​.

  3. Hundnigdeded

    This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold And in the icy silence of the tomb, So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood So in my veins red life might stream again, And thou be conscience-calm'd- see here it is I hold it.

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