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On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer

On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer

  

by John Keats

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(3) Base Camp

Sure, we've got some specific references that have to be looked up: Chapman's Homer, Apollo, Cortez, Darien. But once you've done a little recon, the poem is pretty straightforward. It's got a simple metaphor—that books are like undiscovered lands—and even though it rewards a careful reader with some complex interpretations about the poet's role, there isn't much here that makes your head spin.

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