- Created by: alsotheuniverse
- Created on: 11-09-19 17:47
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
- Literature and Writing
- Awe and Amazement
- Written in one night after John Keats and Charles Cowden Clarke read George Chapman's translations of the works of Homer
- Chapman's Homer was not regarded highly, with scholars preferring Pope and Dryden's version.
- Keats, born into a lower-middle-class family, may have felt isolated from the literary world because of his social status.
- Keats' poems were not highly regarded during his lifetime, adding to his sense of isolation
- Homer wrote "The Odyssey" and "The Illiad"
- "The Odyssey" tells the story of Odysseus' voyage home to his wife and Ithaca. It was a long and laborious journey that mirrors the journey Keats believed he was going to take.
- The imagery of travel and geographical islands in "In First Looking..." could represent Keats…