About the poet
John Keats (1795-1821) was a British Romantic poet. He was inspired by Spenser and Milton. His poems are highly appreciated for their rich sensuousness and vivid imagery.
About the poem
The poem ‘Bright Star’ was written in 1819 by John Keats after his meeting with Fanny Brawne, his beloved. It is also believed that the poet addresses this sonnet to her.
The poem ‘Bright Star’ is a romantic poem, in which the poet expresses his desire to attain eternity and immorality by loving his beloved.
It is also a Shakespearean sonnet which is written in iambic pentameter.
The poem depicts the themes of love, death, time, loneliness, change, humans, and nature.