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    Hi, does anyone have any brief notes on Eve of St Agnes and Endymion because I missed the lesson because I was ill. I just need some basic stuff that will help me understand them better.

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    http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/en.../st_agnes.html

    ...is really good for The Eve of St Agnes....basically it's all about a mythical evening where girls who go to bed with no supper are said to be visited in their dreams by their loves. Madeline is in her house with her parents who are quite strict, and goes to bed, then her lover, Porphyro appears and is led to her chamber by an old made, and appears from her closet with arrays of goodies from all over the world. They sleep together and run away together. The big thing here is the negative capability thing, is the whole thing with Porphyro a dream, or does it really happen? There's alot of uncertain imagery, as well as a conflict between light/dark, hot/cold etc.

    Not as sure about Endymion, as I didn't study it myself, but i know it's a romantic poem based on a greek myth, and it tells of the love of Endymion, a Greek youth, for the goddess Cynthia...hope this helps a little. If you want any more help, PM me and i'll see what my York Notes say on Endymion.
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    They sleep together? Nice way to put it. She was asleep. RAAAAAAAPE.
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    (Original post by Charlottie)
    They sleep together? Nice way to put it. She was asleep. RAAAAAAAPE.
    Oh come on! They're in love... he loves her, and she loves him. He may be slightly ambivalent but I don't think you can stretch it that far :rolleyes:
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    Porph had a 'strategem' so he obviously had it well planned!
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    The best help I found for the Keats unit at A2, was the York Notes book. It covered exactly what was required for the exam.
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    (Original post by skevvybritt)
    Oh come on! They're in love... he loves her, and she loves him. He may be slightly ambivalent but I don't think you can stretch it that far :rolleyes:
    We had massive debates about it in class, but the base thing is: she is asleep and he just has sex with her. That is rape, I've got a whole list of things about Keats and how this reflects him, but it's actual a useful thing to discuss, so don't write it off. :p:
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    he does not have sex with her while she's asleep!!!!!

    she wakes up, says how he doesnt match up to her dream of him, then 'into her dream he melted'....ie, THEN they have sex. when she's awake.
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    Not neccessarily true, there are different interpretations - haven't you read any critics?
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    well whats your interpratation?!?!
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    temper temper
    im lookin for some detailed notes on the different idea's of keats' poetry.. ie negative capability etc..i have the exam tommorow and am dreading it
    please help
 
 
 
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