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Lyric Poems

Lyric Poems

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By (author) John Keats

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 206mm x 8mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 7 October 1991
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486268713
  • ISBN 13: 9780486268712
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 106,048

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One of the greatest English poets, John Keats (1795-1821) created an astonishing body of work before his early death from tuberculosis at the age of 26. Much of his poetry consists of deeply felt lyrical meditations on a variety of themes -- love, death, the transience of joy, the impermanence of youth and beauty, the immortality of art, and other topics -- expressed in verse of exquisite delicacy, originality, and sensuous richness. This collection contains 30 of his finest poems, including such favorites as "On first looking into Chapman's Homer," "The Eve of St. Agnes," "On seeing the Elgin Marbles," "La Belle Dame sans Merci," "Isabella; or, the pot of Basil" and the celebrated Odes: "To a Nightingale," "On a Grecian Urn," "On Melancholy," "On Indolence," "To Psyche," and "To Autumn." These and many other poems, reproduced here from a standard edition, represent a treasury of time-honored poetry that ranks among the glories of English verse.

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Table of contents

From Poems, 1817  'I stood tip-toe upon a little hill'  Sonnet: 'To one who has been long in city pent'  Sonnet: On first looking into Chapman's Homer  Sonnet: 'Happy is England!...' From Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems,  1820  Isabella; or, the Pot of Basil. A Story from Boccaccio  The Eve of St. Agnes  Ode to a Nightingale  Ode on a Grecian Urn  Ode to Psyche  Fancy  Ode ('Bards of Passion and of Mirth')  Lines on the Mermaid Tavern  To Autumn  Ode on Melancholy From Life, Letters, and Literary Remains, of John Keats, 1848  Hymn to Apollo ('God of the golden bow')  La Belle Dame sans Merci. A Ballad  Ode on Indolence  Sonnet: On the Sea  Sonnet: 'When I have fears...'  Sonnet: To Homer  Sonnet: To Sleep  Sonnet: 'Why did I laugh...'  Sonnet: 'Bright star, would I were...'  Sonnet: On seeing the Elgin Marbles  To J.H. Reynolds Esq.  Ode to May. Fragment Other Posthumous and Fugitive Pieces  Sonnet: To Mrs. Reynolds's Cat  Sonnet: 'Four seasons fill...'  Stanzas ('In drear-nighted December')  A Song about Myself Alphabetical List of TitlesAlphabetical List of First Lines