So to amend, here's a new one.
I've been re-reading various pieces on this site.
It's like time-travel or personal archaeology
My whole life is on here for the last three years. It's strange to read the stuff I used to write
What was your first post and what was it about?
[To find it go to your own profile and click on 'find all posts by...' then go to the first page and the last entry]
This is my first ever post:
Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:58 am
Saturn wrote:The 'fake' Medievalism of Thomas Chatterton was immensely popular and influential among the romantic poets; not only Keats but Shelley and Coleridge also. Having been unable to read his works, I am intrigued with the disproportionate effect this tragic young man's works had on some of our greatest poets. Was it merely the fact of his early death - the wonder of unfulfilled promise? (such as we perhaps today view the tragic loss of Keats so young). If anyone has read his work I would be interested to learn what it was that so endeared Keats to him. Was this fondness damging or productive? Was his interest merely an offshoot of his love for Chaucer's archaic English and Spenser's own (even by Elizabethan standards) antique phrases. What should we make of verses like Keats' experimental archaism 'Gif ye wol stonden hardie wight'?