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Poems 1817

John Keats (1795-1821)

1. Introduction and Dedication
2. Poems - I stood tip-toe upon a little hill
3. Specimen of an Induction to a Poem
4. Calidore
5. To Some Ladies
6. To ****
7. To Hope
8. Imitation of Spenser
9. Woman! When I behold thee flippant, vain
10. Epistle to George Felton Mathew
11. Epistle to My Brother George
12. Epistle to Charles Cowden Clarke
13. Sonnets I to VI
14. Sonnets VII to XII
15. Sonnets XIII to XVII
16. Sleep and Poetry

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Early poems of this famous English lyric poet, in which he openly expresses indebtedness to, and reverence for, his poetic predecessors, especially Spenser, into whose chivalric world he boldly ventures; and also for Milton, and the classic poets. There are also glimpses of his personal, family and political relationships. These poems are of medium length and often pastoral and contemplative in nature with many classical references. His lyric genius and love for humanity are clearly displayed.( Peter Tucker)