Master of Arts
J. Burke Severs
It is not surprising to discover that Keats' attitude toward death follows 2 contradictory lines of thought, both of which are evidenced in his poetry and letters. The four major concepts with which Keats associates death are rebirth and its related themes of sleep and dreams and hope of immortality, love, the transiency of joy and pleasure and finally, quietness and peace.
Miller, Joan W., "Keats' concept of death" (1965). Theses and Dissertations. 3317.