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A Bright Star by Keats is a sonnet that shows his infatuation to be with his lover for eternity The poems main theme deals with the love and appreciation of things that are unchanging This theme is brought up many times in the poem For example Keats uses a bright star and the earth to describe his innermost desires to be immortal unchanged and rejuvenated He expresses deep feelings toward his lover and if he had to live without her he would welcome death In the first two lines Keats shows us that he would love to be around forever and full of life Bright star would I were steadfast as thou art 1 A star implies something that is around forever and unchanging because in spite of occurrences throughout life the star will reside in the sky each night Adding bright to the star shows the importance of life to it and that to be unchanging alone is not enough for admiration Not alone splendour hung aloft the night 2 This line states the bright star is not alone in its brilliance but is accompanied by other stars With this line Keats expresses the importance of companionship and the fear of being alone And watching with eternal lids apart Like natures patient sleepless Ermite 3-4 Using the term eternal lids apart projects Keats immortality and human characteristics because he cannot see everything and grows tired If he could be a bright star he would see his love endlessly without losing desire Line four compares the earth to the bright star Like the star the earth is sleepless and therefore full of life and lasting forever Patient implies the earths ability to be unaffected by the events that occur around it The earth continues its course around the solar system unwaverly Keats then continues his poem The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure abolution round earths human shores 5-6 The water
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