Hello, I'm studying Keats for A-Level, just wondering if anyone can help with a few confusions I have?
Mainly it's about Keat's philosophy. He states that
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty - that is all
Ye know on earth and all ye need to know"
What does this mean? I've looked at it lots, and still can't fully understand what he means!
Negative capability has something to do with Keat's philosophy too - shown in La Belle Dame sans Merci. Can someone explain this concept?
Also, in Lamia, the philosopher is seen as the bad guy, who reveals too much, brings people down to Earth, as it were, and evetually destroys the imagination: i.e. Lamia. Dows Keats reject philosophy because it disregards negative capability?
Hope someone can help me with this confusing poet!