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The Circle of Our VisionDante's Presence in English Romantic Poetry$
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Ralph Pite

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198112945

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.001.0001

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The Fall of Hyperion

The Fall of Hyperion

‘Morti li morti e i vivi parean vivi’

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(p.119) The Fall of Hyperion
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The Circle of Our Vision
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Ralph Pite

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.003.0004

The first time that Keats encountered Dante was probably when he read Leigh Hunt's poem entitled The Story of Rimini which offers an extended full-length poem regarding Dante' story of Francesca and Paolo. While Byron expressed admiration towards this poem, Keats was able to create a sonnet in its honor, had quoted it, and even included a portion of it for an epigraph. Although Keats's early poems may have shown a similar diction to that used by Hunt, Keats's works are differentiated through poetic self-awareness. His works emphasizes the artificial quality of poetic effects that Hunt attempted to hide. Keats also admired Milton and adopted ‘Miltonic inversion’ in Hyperion which neglects poetry's artificiality. This chapter looks into Dante influenced Keats's The Fall of Hyperion through reiterating narratorial position and self-implication.

Keywords:   Leigh Hunt, Keats, The Story of Rimini, Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Miltonic inversion, self-implication, narratorial position

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