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Discovery On First Looking Into Chapmans Homer is made of two distinct parts In the first part of Keatss poem the speaker is expressing his experiences prior to reading Chapmans translation of Homer At the beginning of the poem the speaker says Much have I travelld in the realms of goldKeats The second section of the poem provides comparisons that contrast the speakers revelatory experience after reading Chapmans translation of Homer Chapmans translations are alive with expressions which brings forth various explanations about Homer The speaker in Keats poem expresses how intense his new experiences are after reading the translations The speaker uses two comparisons to explain his emotions after discovering Chapmans translation of Homer These two comparisons are extremely different even though both deal with discovery Dilworth It is obvious that the speaker has second thoughts on his first comparison because he speaks of the second in more emotion and detail After reading Chapmans translation of Homer he compares this revelatory experience to Then I felt like some watcher of the skiesWhen a new planet swims into his ken Keats This comparison explains that reading these translations is like finding and exploring a new planet Someone reading this poem may interpret this comparison as an extensive display of deep emotion However after reading this poem several times this comparison is not as strong as I thought You cannot walk on a planet and explore it and get to know it the way you get to know islands and states The speaker describes that whereas other poets seem to be given an actual piece of earth such as a state a kingdom or an island Homer is different University of Toronto The second comparison Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stard at the Pacificand all his men Lookd at each other with a wild surmise Keats focuses on how the speaker relates Homers writings to a vast
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