It's quite interesting to do a comparative study of two Romantic poets from two different languages and literatures and draw similarities and dissimilarities between their thought patterns, literary beliefs/schools of thoughts, romantic characteristics, concerns and themes etc... John Keats is the most Romantic English poet ever; likewise, Akhtar Shirani is the most Romantic poet, Urdu has ever produced. Romantic movement in English literature reached its climax in the early nineteenth century; a century before it set forth in Urdu. Still the two Romantic poets have striking similarities in the romantic characteristics of their poetry, like fervent imagination, quest for beauty, escapism, sensuousness, medievalism, nostalgia, supernaturalism etc. This article aims at a comparative study of Keats's and Shirani's romantic imagination and sensuousness. Both Keats's and Shirani's poetry carves out imaginative and sensuous pictures with words Both romantic poets have a rich imagination that take them back into the past, the Medieval times and the Greece (Keats) or to the remote India (Shirani) The fervent imagination drives both the romantic poets to appreciate beauty to the extent that beauty and truth become synonyms for them. The romantic quality of sensuousness makes them taste life to it's full, indulging in all vibrant senses. This article aims at a comparative study of Shirani's and Keats's imagination and sensuousness.
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