Discerning Sensuousness in Keats’s Poetry

  • Lok Raj Sharma Associate Professor of English, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda, Nepal
Keywords: Auditory, Gustatory, Images, Keats, Olfactory, Poetry, Sensuousness, Tactile, Visual


Keats is not only a great romantic poet, but also a prominent mystic of English poetry saturated with sensuousness. Sensuousness as a striking quality in poetry affects the senses of hearing, seeing, touching, smelling and tasting. Sensuous poetry confers more delight to the senses of the readers rather than presenting ideas and philosophical thoughts. This article aims at discerning sensuousness in Keats’s poetry. Some poetic lines from his poems are elicited as qualitative data which hint at the five senses of the readers. It is significant not only to the teachers, but also to the students of English literature.

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Raj Sharma, L. (2021). Discerning Sensuousness in Keats’s Poetry. Shanlax International Journal of English, 9(4), 22–27. https://doi.org/10.34293/english.v9i4.4141