Keats and de Castro Study Questions

How do these poems differ from the ones we read by Wordsworth and Coleridge?

Who or what does Keats address in his odes?

What art forms does Keats compare poetry to in these odes?

What is Keats’ attitude toward death in “When I Have Fears…”? In “Ode to a Nightingale?”

Compare “When I Have Fears…” and de Castro’s “As I composed this little book.” What are the similarities and differences? What are the two poets’ attitudes towards writing? What are their attitudes towards art?

How does de Castro use metaphors of the natural world in her poetry? Identify a few examples and see if you notice any patterns or themes.