On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer
by John Keats
On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer Questions
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- To Keats, what are the "realms of gold"? What parts of the poem give you that idea?
- What did Chapman's translation of Homer do for Keats? How do you know?
- What is the difference between "realms," "goodly states," and "kingdoms" and the land in the second half of the poem?
- What do the metaphors in lines 9-14 tell us about Keats's view of poetry?
- What is the contrast between Cortés and his men? How might that relate to this poem?
- Why does the poem end on such a different note than the rest of the poem?
- How does this poem represent Romantic ideals?
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