It is assumed that the poet hs written this poem with Fanny Brawne in mind. This poem is absolutely striking in its composition and vividly states the emotions of a lover. Keats uses dominant imagery to portray the unmanageable desire to still the time and conveys the reality of life. His desire directly contrasts with the mortal life which is constantly in change. Star is personified with the use of the word “thou” that watches patiently from above.
During the author's May 2017 trip to Kefalonia he learned of an ancient eclipse on the neighboring island of Ithaca with ties to the Odyssey.
Bright Osayi-Samuel was speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire's Phil Cunliffe