Saturn wrote:Please... enough with trying to make put Keats was religious - its just plain wrong.]
You guys are reading your OWN religious beliefs into Keats' writings.
He I'm sure would be horrified at people tacking religious meanings to his work.
Its as ridiculous as putting Christian meaning into the work of the ancient Pagan authors, and equally erroneous.
Since this is my first post I will make it somewhat meaningful. I know I do not know much about poetry, but I do know people. If you have ever noticed people who do not believe in God or any other type of religion you would come to find 2 things. First, when they are beginning to get old they will become more religious as in maybe reading a little bit of the bible or believing in miracles and #2 they almost always before they die believe in God soon before they die because they want to be forgiven of all of their sins and be in a place that is wonderful outside of the real world which is heaven. The thought of even going to hell is not very "uplifting" to one who is going to die. For example, if you have ever seen Dead Man Walking , not saying this is the most reliable souce, but is a good example, Sean Penn, an accused Rapist and Murderer begins to follow the Christian faith with a Nun who visits him often. By the end of the movie he becomes a much better person knowing that God has forgiven his sins and he admits to his crimes. Knowing God has forgiven him helped him accept death better. Maybe this is why Keats decided to write religiously towards the countdown of his days...