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Lamia: Classic Poetry free pdf LamiaBy John KeatsClassic Poetry "Lamia" is a narrative poem written by English poet John Keats in 1820. The poem was written in 1819, soon after "La belle dame sans merci" and his odes on Melancholy, on Indolence, to a Grecian Urn and to a Nightingale and just before "Ode to Autumn." The poem tells how the god Hermes hears of a nymph who is more beautiful than all. Hermes, searching for the nymph, instead comes across a Lamia, trapped in the form of a serpent. She reveals the previously invisible nymph to him and in return he restores her human form. She goes to seek a youth of Corinth, Lycius, while Hermes and his nymph depart together into the woods. The relationship between Lycius and Lamia, however, is destroyed when the sage Apollonius reveals Lamia's true identity at their wedding feast, whereupon she seemingly disappears and Lycius dies of grief. Keats's poem had a deep influence on Edgar Allan Poe's sonnet "To Science," specifically lines 229-238 and the discussion of the baleful effects of "cold philosophy"

About John Keats

John Keats (31 October 1795 - 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work having been in publication for only four years before his death. Although his poems were not generally well received by critics during his life, his reputation grew after his death, so that by the end of the 19th century, he had become one of the most beloved of all English poets. He had a significant influence on a diverse range of poets and writers. Jorge Luis Borges stated that his first encounter with Keats was the most significant literary experience of his life. The poetry of Keats is characterised by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analysed in English literature.

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Author : John Keats
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 01 May 2015
ISBN : 151198662X
EAN : 9781511986625
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 26 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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