How should I go about analyzing St Agnes Eve by Keats?
ultimately it’s a poem where description trumps narrative. the characters and plot are less important than the sensual imagery. the medieval setting and its character archetypes are vehicles to emphasize the romantic atmosphere that the poem creates.
the structure is also going to be important here. spenserian stanzas are meant to be languid and drawn-out in pace. it’s an international choice that lets the poem linger in its sensuality.
let me know if you have any specific questions!