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On First Looking into Chapman's Homer is a sonnet written by the English Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821) in October 1816. It tells of the author's astonishment while reading the works of the ancient Greek poet Homer as freely translated by the Elizabethan playwright George Chapman.

The poem has become an often-quoted classic, cited to demonstrate the emotional power of
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Do your homework, John.
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Read as part of The Complete Poems of John Keats

When Keats was told of his mistake (it was Balboa who was the first European to see the Pacific), he replied saying that : 'Cortez fit the metre better' so he just left it in.

Now that's just stubborn!
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John Keats was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from the periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense. Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats's poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain ...more
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