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Addressd to the same ['Great spirits']'

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 5:42 pm
by alana16
I would be very grateful if someone could explain a brief summary of 'Addressed to the same ['Great spirits']' by John Keats. Anything that would be slightly useful to include in an essay would also be very welcomed.

Thank you :)

another reply to alana

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 6:15 pm
by Oliver
The "great Spirits" are William Wordsworth, Leigh Hunt, and Benjamin Haydon. Wordsworth is "he of the Cloud, the Cataract, the Lake"--the natural features of the Lake Country celebrated in Wordsworth's poetry from Lyrical Ballads onwards. "He of the Rose, the Violet and etc is presumably Hunt, who was imprisoned--hence "the Chain for freedom's sake." The poem, which appears in a 20 November, 1816, letter to Haydon, is prophetic--he's saying that his work, and those of his more illustrious Romantic contemporaries, will "give the World another heart/And other pulses.." ie, new modes of feeling and being.

keats isnt a freak....hes my boyfriend

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:12 pm
by malice
i think you'll find that 'great spirits' is an epic poem, greatly implying that keats is indeed a peadophilic shrimp.
hope this helps