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The Poetry of Keats

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  386 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Keats surpasses the best of poets in the sensual song of life, ravishing the senses with beauty of phrase and leaving us with a pleasurable and perennial memory of a truly graceful and magnificent wordsmith. The audio includes "Ode on a Grecian Urn, " "Ode to a Nightingale, " "To Autumn, " "When I Have Fears That I May Ceast to Be, " "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer, ...more
Published January 1st 1984 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Tea Susca
Un desiderio soddisfatto nel giro di poche ore. l'unica copia rimasta. "La Temeraire" di Turner in copertina...

Una bella cosa è una gioia per sempre:
La sua bellezza aumenta e mai
Sparirà nel nulla.

Non ho mai provato sensazioni così intense fino ad ora. Ogni volta che ripenso alla sua storia e alla sua fine, non posso fare a meno di piangere e di sentirlo sempre più vicino a me. Credeva di essere un fallito. Credeva che non sarebbe riuscito a lasciare un segno del suo passaggio. La sua morte prema
Keats non può avere meno di 5 stelle. E questo è un dato di fatto.
Più specificamente, la raccolta contiene una splendida selezione (solo, avrei voluto includesse anche il primo libro di Endymion); la traduzione di Mario Roffi, però, per quanto buona, non mi ha soddisfatto a pieno, rendendo spesso in maniera blanda le immagini magnificamente evocative di Keats. Ho avuto il piacere di leggere alcune traduzioni di tutt'altro effetto, e quanto prima le ricercherò in diverse edizioni italiane.
Ma no
I enjoyed some of the poems and sonnets. To Autumn was a favorite. The longer poems were too long. lol
I do feel he was a gifted poet and I'm glad I got acquainted with his works.
Sep 11, 2015 Zari added it  ·  review of another edition
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As Hermes once took to his feathers light
When lulled Argus, baffled, swoon'd and slept,
So on a Delphic reed my idle spright
So play'd, so charm'd, so conquer'd, so bereft
The dragon-world of all its hundred eyes,
And, seeing it asleep, so fled away:
Not to pure Ida with its snow-cold skies,
Nor unto Tempe where Jove griev'd a day;
But to that second circle of sad hell,
Where 'mid the gust, the whirlwind, and the flaw
Of rain and hail-stones, lovers need not tell
Their sorrows. Pale were the sweet lips I
I spent a lot of time in college reading poetry. I studied it, romanticized it (pun intended), wrote about it, read it, reread it, soaked in it.

I am now a lawyer and working mother of two. Maybe my brain doesn't like poetry as much, and that thought makes me sad. Maybe I never liked Keats as much as I thought I did. Maybe if I had read Dunne or Wordsworth, I would get all melty and happy again.

I don't know. What I will say, for today, is that reading this collection of Keats was not as magical
Christopher Rush
Though this is Keats at his earliest and rawest, this still has some great moments, especially "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" and "Sleep and Poetry." Keats still has his best work to come, but these two poems alone solidify him as at worst a good poet. It doesn't hurt that Peter Gabriel transforms "Chapman's Homer" into "Watcher of the Skies." Keats's expression "Realms of Gold" is unquestionably the best description of all that is superlative of the classical artistic world (which welc ...more
Tracy Poff
Capsule review: Mostly forgettable poetry. I enjoyed "Written on the day that Mr. Leigh Hunt left Prison", "On first looking into Chapman's Homer", and "Sleep and Poetry".

The poems in this book weren't to my taste. Keats often uses and abuses metaphor to little purpose. Those poems in praise of women (or men) were pretty uniformly uninteresting, with the exception of "Written on the day that Mr. Leigh Hunt left Prison", which I rather liked.

The high points of this book were "On first looking int
Author Annette Dunlea
The Poems by John Keats is now published in hardback by Penguin Classics. The Poems have been selected by Claire Tomaline. Its ISBN is 1846141435. She provides us with an introduction and a wide selection of Keat's Poems. Although while alive John Keats (1795-1821) was heavily critized he has since his death become a very popular poet. He was a key poet in The Romantic Movement in the early 19th century and his poems heavily influenced later poets like Tennyson and Owen. Keats' Odes are still th ...more
It seems I have found a poet I don't like at all. I know his poetry is loved by many, but I fear I will not be one of them. Granted I have read only the 21 poems found in this book and I really don't know how many more he wrote, although dying at the way too young age of 25 didn't give him enough time to be really prolific. Poetry is such a subjective thing that it's difficult to explain why one likes some and not others but I'll try to pinpoint some of the things that kept me at arm's length.

Vamsikrishna Tm
Am not here to give a rating or review for Keats Poetry,Just wanted to share my experience. When i am sixteen, first time read the 'La belle dame sans merci' a ballad by Keats..Amazing imagination....Before reading Keat's poetry...i never know that poetry can have such a powerful impact on a person. I haven't read all the poems of Keats but after reading 'La belle dame sans merci' and 'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever' he has become one of my favourite. 'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever' c ...more
"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter

I have taken my sweet time in reading this. I wanted to allow the legendary words of Keats to sink in - because the thing is, his beautiful and perfectly lyrical poems demands to be felt in order to be understood.
His writing is eloquent and filled with imaginative power. Every single word of his is so persuasive and tempting; so blissfully seductive. And in the end he of course won me over. With all of my heart. Five stars and all the prais
Steve Cordes
I enjoyed this collection of poems. All in all not my most favorite poet, but his works did lend to some very interesting quotes that make you think and reflect on... Just what true poetry should do.
Jessie ann
Some poems I couldn't get into such as myself skipping through the narrative poems however the ones that I could interpret into my own perception, I adored.
Danyal Effendi
The sonnets, songs & short poems collection is good and interesting but the longer poems are quite boring or in other words unrelated.
Ode a un Usignolo

Qui, dove il tremito scuote gli ultimi, scarsi capelli grigi,
Dove la gioventù impallidisce, si consuma e simile a un fantasma muore,

Dove il pensare stesso è riempirsi di dolore,
E la disperazione regna, dalle ciglia di piombo,
Dove la bellezza vede spenta la luce dei suoi occhi
E l'amore nuovo non riesce a piangerla oltre il domani.

Andarsene, andarsene. E arrivare da te.
Ammetto che ho acquistato il libro solo per saperne di più dell'opera di Keats, dopo aver letto Hyperion e successivi romanzi di Dan Simmons. Che cosa spinse un giovane poeta inglese a scrivere, a visitare l'Italia per morire di tisi in una casa su Piazza di Spagna a Roma forse non lo capirò mai, come non comprenderò appieno la sua opera. Però è stata una buona lettura.
Mar 14, 2007 Yi-Sheng rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hardcore emo kids
Shelves: westernclassics
Some of Keats's longer poems are terribly resistant to light reading, and the excerpts here aren't very illuminating. His shorter verse is, of course, digestibly brilliant, and I'm glad I forced myself to partake of the medium-length narrative poems "Lamia" and "The Eve of St Agnes". Shimmering, mysterious, sexy stuff.
Susanna Rose
As when of healthful midnight sleep bereft,
Thinking on rugged hours and fruitless toil,
We put our eyes into a pillowy cleft,
And see the spangly gloom froth up and boil

ISABELLA; or, The Pot of Basil
Asra Ghouse
Keats' natural flow of words when coupled with his interest for knowledge creates the most enjoyable poems for anyone with a love for poetry.
Una bellissima edizione economica per uno dei grandi poeti romantici inglesi. Consigliatissima a tutti gli appassionati di poesia.
Diane Gorjanc
I have the Heritage Club edition. I have read so many English authors who quote Keats that I just had to give him a try! ;-)
So che mi attirerò scapellotti da almeno due carissime amiche (ciao, Antebra e LadyDoor!), ma a me Keats dice poco.
The poems are, of course, excellent, but the print is tiny...makes for somewhat unpleasant reading.
These poems were too deep for me to understand and was not romantic to me in any way.
Emre Soykan
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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 am ...more
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