John Keats Homer, Fears, Nightingale, And Urn

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The Power of Keats Poems
(An Analysis of Keats Poems called Homer, Fears, Nightingale, and Urn)

John Keats was a romantic poet in the early 1800s. He lived from 1975 to 1821, a rather short lived life and died at the young age of just twenty-five. Although Keats died at a young age, the years that he lived he created a huge impact on society with his poems. Keats developed an interest in poetry and reading at a young age, setting him up to become an avid poet. John Keats expressed one major message in each of the poems called On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer, When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be, Ode to a Nightingale, and Ode on a Grecian Urn.
In the poem On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer, John Keats emphasizes the message of exploration, amazement, and ambition. Keats, a typical romantic poet, is intrigued with nature. In the first four lines of the poem, Keats is searching for something, making the reader ponder. “Yet did I never breathe its pure serene”(line 7). Line seven expresses the beauty of the poem and reveals how it isn’t the content of the poem, rather the language. Keats expresses amazement in this poem by implying the moment that he read Homer’s work. He is truly moved by his work and is truly interested in the language and imagery of Homer’s work. It inspired John Keats to write this poem. Ambition was a key characteristic of John Keats. He was always looking forward to new and better projects that urged him to become a better poet.
John Keats

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