Poems for Love Letters:And Other Collected Poems
I also lowered my rating because the "selected letters" part of the book was quite short. In light of Edward Hirsch's excellent introduction on Keats' life, I enjoyed getting a glimpse of the poet's relationships with his family, friends, and lover. More than a glimpse is what I want, though. Is there a book solely collecting his letters? Something to investigate Oct 10, Carl rated it it was amazing. Rating this feels weird-- it's Keats, his entire poetic corpus, take it or leave it.
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I'm happy with the book, and while I have moods when I find some of Keats' work cheesy, overall I enjoy him and see no reason to mark this collection down. Highlights for me: Ode on a Grecian Urn a very pivotal text for ekphrasis in Western Lit , To Autumn I'm a Fall kind of a guy , On seeing the Elgin Marbles, On first looking into Chapman's Homer I know some of these are the "big" poems that everyone mentio Rating this feels weird-- it's Keats, his entire poetic corpus, take it or leave it. Highlights for me: Ode on a Grecian Urn a very pivotal text for ekphrasis in Western Lit , To Autumn I'm a Fall kind of a guy , On seeing the Elgin Marbles, On first looking into Chapman's Homer I know some of these are the "big" poems that everyone mentions, but I like them anyway , When I have fears that I may cease to be" which is of course so poignant for us, knowing that he died so young.
I prefer shorter poetry, but hope to make my way through some of the Romantic monstrosities that we find in here tried Endymion once, but never finished it. The letters are nice too, but not nearly complete enough a collection to be satisfying.
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Feb 16, Ashley rated it it was amazing. I got this book for Valentine's Day and have taken a long time to read it, and to be honest, I didn't read the whole book--some of Keat's poems are really, really, long. His life, his letters, his ideas, his talent, and his artistry are so above the average, that you can't help but wonder that one young man was capable of writing such amazing stuff. When I graduated college, I thought I had gr I got this book for Valentine's Day and have taken a long time to read it, and to be honest, I didn't read the whole book--some of Keat's poems are really, really, long.
When I graduated college, I thought I had graduated poetry, but now I know that I could spend my lifetime returning to Keats' poems and never grow tired of them.
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May 23, Jen Well-Steered added it Shelves: nature-poems , western-canon , 19th-century-british-poetry , callow-youths , death-by-tuberculosis. You hear about Keats' life and you think his poetry is going to be all sex and death from tuberculosis at age But then you read it and most of it is kind of So you go back to Wikipedia and realise that he was trying 'to express extreme emotions with regard to nature' and that he got really shit reviews on practically everything he wrote except the three odes on Grecian pottery pottery!
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Nov 26, Mari rated it liked it. I didn't read the entire book - only the poems mentioned in the letters. I bought this specific book for the letters which I have wanted to read for some time now. I just found out last week a movie is being made - bonus! Jul 03, Christine rated it really liked it.
I would have given this edition 5 stars, because it is my humble opinion that John Keats is perhaps the greatest poet to have ever walked this earth; however, this edition had numerous spelling and punctuation errors. Sep 25, Kimley marked it as to-read Shelves: poetry. Saw "Bright Star" yesterday and realized I haven't read any Keats since school View all 8 comments.
Jan 06, Michael Ledezma rated it it was amazing. Excellent book. Everything you could ever want from Keats.
Jan 08, Linda rated it it was amazing. Imagination, emotion and honesty combined. What enthralling stories were told, with dreamlike romanticism and linguistic precision. A thing of beauty is a joy forever, like his poetry. Aug 29, J. Jul 31, Maria rated it really liked it. John Keats is the new Shakespeare. Aug 13, Gary McDowell rated it it was amazing Shelves: good-ones. Oct 30, RJ added it. Dec 10, Omnia rated it it was amazing. The feel of not to feel it, When there is none to heal it Nor numbed sense to steel it, Was never said in rhyme.
Jun 04, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: poetry. Keats amazes me every time. I adore his work, and in this anthology, "Lines to Fanny" is a must - my new favourite poem - ta, Sir. Dec 21, Michelle rated it it was amazing. I have an old Odyssey Pres volume with a dozen or so bits of paper stuck between the pages marking my favorite poems. View 1 comment. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About John Keats. 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 John Keats was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats's poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain among the most popular poems in English literature.
Keats's letters, which expound on his aesthetic theory of "negative capability", are among the most celebrated by any writer.
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We had to memorise whole passages in those days, and I found it easy peasy. Even way back then - - I was a glutton for romantic literature, and the story of two lovers escaping a dissolute castle in the middle of the night, into a snowstorm, avoiding the guards, had me gripped from start to finish. I liked the last stanza that begins: And they I've adored Keats ever since I was forced to read The Eve of St Agnes at school for English Lit and was the only one in class to enjoy the experience.
I liked the last stanza that begins: And they are gone: aye, ages long ago These lovers fled away into the storm. It made my skin tingle. I was very precocious. Other favourites include Ode to Autumn, which I recall every year round about this time - Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness - and Ode on a Grecian Urn. His longer and more serious ones are things like Lamia, which I also did at school, a poem about a female vampire, and Endymion. Great stuff. Apr 16, Lamski Kikita rated it it was ok. I wanted to love these, but it was a little too educated, if that makes any sense, to be enjoyable.
Sep 11, ZaRi added it Shelves: poem. Where's the Poet? Apr 19, Fenia rated it it was amazing Shelves: forever-re-reading , favorite-classics. Farah rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Ashley Henderson rated it it was amazing Apr 23, June Jordan. A Glimpse. Walt Whitman. Tom Pickard. I Love You. Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
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