Commentary on "To sleep" (John Keats)
John Keats, born in London in 1795, wrote the sonnet To Sleep when he was only twenty years old. In an iambic pentameter, the narrator talks directly to Sleep, asking "him" to provide escape from reality. With rimes in A-B-A-B structure, the author here makes a very melodic and harmonious poem. The author uses several figures of speech to address sleep in a very specific way. More over, it is possible that there was a relation between the context and Keat's personal life.
The author first starts by praising sleep, introducing it as a person who prepares us gently for midnight, symbolizin…
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