THE UNRESTRAINED LOVE FOR BEAUTY AND LOVE; AND THE INEVITABLE RECOIL FROM IMAGINATIVE WORLD TO REALITIES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF JOHN KEATS AND AKHTAR SHERANI’S SELECTED POEMS
This paper attempts to bring out the elements of similarity and dissimilarity in the poetries of two across-the-continent young romantic poets: Akhtar Sherani and John Keats. The further sheds, in particular, light on the explicit demonstration of beauty and love in the selected few poems by both. There is a translation offered for each of the selected verses from Sherani’s poetry. The paper uses the theory of comparative analysis to inspect the poems in question. Keats seems to be slightly getting afloat the romantic trajectory and is often a little perplexed in a flux when he is disillusioned, and under fear changes gears and succumbs to harsh reality. Sherani, though saunters in the wilderness of a pure romantic aura, doesn’t get impeded easily as his disillusionment is dawned upon him beforehand. The paper is qualitative in approach and exhausts nearly all websites, journals, and the related stuff to properly employ and approach the poems under study. The paper concludes that John Keats is more romantic than Akhtar Sherani and that Keats’s understanding of reality is impulsive and judgmental, whereas Sheri pauses somewhere in that pure magic of imagination and torches the way back to see if that reality is subsumed or not. Both the poets in tandem love beauty and Nature and their love flies from the transient to intransient, from body to the intangible abode.