On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer

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Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He star'd at the Pacific - and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise Silent, upon a peak in Darien.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of poem is this?
    • A. 

      Shakespearean Sonnet

    • B. 

      Ode

    • C. 

      Petrarchan Sonnet

    • D. 

      Epic Ballad

    • E. 

      Carpe Diem

    • F. 

      Epithalamium

  • 2. 
    Keats wrote this poem in reaction to...
  • 3. 
    Which of the literary devices are present? (More than one.)
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Overstatement

    • D. 

      Allusion

    • E. 

      Rhyme Scheme

    • F. 

      Oxymoron

    • G. 

      Dialogue

    • H. 

      Euphemism

  • 4. 
    What is the significance of the "realms of gold" in contrast to the "western islands"? Why does Keats mention these locations? (Pay attention to the setting of the poem.)
  • 5. 
    Describe the change in the narrator that occurs in the poem. From what you can tell, how is he different from before? (Occurs about halfway through the poem.)
  • 6. 
    Which planet is Keats supposedly talking about in this poem? (It was newly discovered in his lifetime.)
    • A. 

      Uranus

    • B. 

      Neptune

    • C. 

      Pluto

    • D. 

      Earth

    • E. 

      Mars

    • F. 

      Jupiter

  • 7. 
    Assuming Keats did this on purpose, why did he choose Cortez instead of Balboa? (Balboa was the first European to discover the Pacific Ocean)
  • 8. 
    Where is the "peak of Darien" located, which Keats refers to?
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      Connecticut

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Panama

    • E. 

      Madagascar

  • 9. 
    Who is Homer, and what would Chapman's Homer be?
    • A. 

      Homer is an epic Greek poem. Chapman's Homer is a different spin-off based on Homer.

    • B. 

      Homer is a Greek poet, author of such works as the Odyssey or Iliad. Chapman's Homer is the translation of Homer's poems.

    • C. 

      Homer is a yellow man, from the Simpson's. Thus Chapman's Homer is just a name for one of Chapman's friends who is similar to Homer.

    • D. 

      Homer is a sponge. Thus Chapman's Homer is what Chapman uses to clean his dishes.

  • 10. 
    What feeling do you get from this poem? (Be eloquent.)