On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer
by John Keats
On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Land becomes a powerful metaphor for Keats's view of literature. In the poem, we see mapped, politically-stable realms and states and kingdoms, but we also see new and uncharted lands that are ripe...
The symbol of exploration has two layers. The first and obvious layer of meaning is that all readers are explorers of new worlds when they read. Keats describes himself as one who explores all arou...