The Grave of Keats

The Grave of Keats: Oscar Wilde has written the Poem “The Grave Of Keats” and this was dedicated to Keats in order to show how truly great of a writer he was.

Summary of The Grave of Keats

This Poem was describing the physical state of the emotional impact and the dead poet’s grave that his short life had on England.

Poem Text of  “The Grave of Keats”

Rid of the world’s injustice, and his pain,
He rests at last beneath God’s veil of blue:
Taken from life when life and love were new
The youngest of the martyrs here is lain,
Fair as Sebastian, and as early slain.

The Grave of Keats
The original manuscript of ‘The Grave of Keats’

No cypress shades his grave, no funeral yew,
But gentle violets weeping with the dew
Weave on his bones an ever-blossoming chain.
O proudest heart that broke for misery!
O sweetest lips since those of Mitylene!
O poet-painter of our English Land!
Thy name was writ in water – it shall stand:
And tears like mine will keep thy memory green,
As Isabella did her Basil-tree.

The Grave of Keats Poem Review

This poem was written after the great poet and writer, Y. W. Keats passed away. Wilde pours in a lot of emotions into this poem as he laments at the great loss.

Keats died a premature death and thus, it was even more devastating for the literary world. Wilde expresses his sorrow through his sentences and metaphors.

The Grave of Keats
The grave of Keats

The best part about this poem is the fact that one great artist (Poet) is celebrating the greatness of another artist. This shows the humble nature of Wilde and how beautiful his heart really was!

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