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A Thing of Beauty Summary

Poet of A thing of Beauty

John Keats.

Theme of A Thing of Beauty

Nature's beauty is joy: Nature's beauty is like a treasure which provides us eternal joy. It will never fade into nothingness but multiplies wherever it returns to our mind.

Line by Line Poem Explanation:

**Explanation of each line in written in bold
  1. A thing of beauty is a joy forever it is loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.
    Meaning:
    Beauty is a thing which is gives never-ending pleasure, which keep increasing whenever we remind it.

  2. A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
    Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
    Meaning:
    beauty is like a beautiful shady tree that gives shade to all the living creatures. and lets them to go to bed happily, and provides good mental and physical health.

  3. Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
    A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
    Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
    Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
    Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways
    Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
    Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
    From our dark spirits.
    Meaning:
    the beauty which fills us with the spirit to live. this world is so cruel and full of sadness, beauty motivates all the living beings every morning to once again live on this cruel world called earth. beauty also purifies our soul.

  4. Such the sun, the moon
    Trees old, and young, sprouting a shady boon
    For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
    With the green world they live in; and clear rills
    That for themselves a cooling covert make
    ‘Against the hot season; the mid forest brake
    Meaning:
    in this stanza the poet want is talking about all the beautiful things on the earth, sun, moon, old and young trees which provide shade to simple sheep, daffodils, forest, clear rills.

  5. Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms;
    And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
    We have imagined for the mighty dead;
    All lovely tales that we have heard or read;
    An endless fountain of immortal drink,
    Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink
    Meaning:
    here poet is talking about several other beautiful things like, musk rose with a nice fragrance, the tales of mighty warriors who laid their life for their country and humanity. poet says that beauty is a gift from the god. which is pouring onto us from an endless fountain from the brink of the haven.