John Keats
On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer
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John Keats was an English Romantic poet who was known for his captivating and expressive writing. In his poem, "On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer," Keats grapples with the feeling of discovery and awe when he reads Chapman’s translation of Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad. Through vivid imagery and poetic language, Keats portrays the excitement of discovering a new world and the desire to explore it. He celebrates this newfound knowledge and the power of the written word in a beautiful and captivating poem.

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