Porphyro's Rose: Keats and T.S. Eliot's "The Metaphysical Poets"

  title={Porphyro's Rose: Keats and T.S. Eliot's "The Metaphysical Poets"},
  author={Christopher P. Baker},
  journal={Journal of Modern Literature},
  pages={57 - 62}
  • C. Baker
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Art, Psychology, Linguistics
  • Journal of Modern Literature
A, Llthough T.S. Eliot's juvenilia display the influence of Victorian aestheticism, his studies at Harvard, especially the influence of Irving Babbitt's lectures there, helped foster his repudiation of the Romantic forbears of turn-of-the-century poetics.1 In 1919, he had stated acerbically that "the generation after 1830 preferred to form itself upon a decadence, though a decadence of genius: Wordsworth; and upon an immaturity, though an immaturity of genius: Keats and Shelley; and the… 
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