Who are you? Introduce yourself

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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Saturn » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:58 pm

Welcome to the forum :)
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby chris » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:07 pm

thought i might introduce myself here as well. my name is chris, and i'm from australia. the romantic poets really gripped my imagination as a teen, and keats perhaps more than any other.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby harvest » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:08 pm

hello to both of you :)
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Raphael » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:15 pm

Hello and welcome new folks!
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Malia » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:50 am

Hi jessekaye and harvest. Welcome to our neighborhood :)
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby gstormcrow » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:27 am

Hello everybody, :)

As you might have guessed by my member name, I am a avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's works. I'm also a big fan of rock(classic, hard, heavy metal, pop) as well as classical, blues and jazz music. In my early teens(age 42 now) I became a big fan of classical poetry (Burns, Keats, Frost and Milton to name a few), Shakespeare's plays and Dickens' novels.

My deepest interests are rooted in the vein of the songwriter-poet which is why I'm so excited to have stumbled upon this website. I spent most of my day-off today reading and commenting on all of your wonderfully original works. I can think of very few other ways I would've rather spent the day.

Cheers to you all,
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Raphael » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:14 am

I'm glad you liked it gstormcrow. :D
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Dolores » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:47 pm

Hi everyone, I'm also new to the forum. Dolores is not my real name but a gesture to my favourite novel - Lolita :) I'm 21 and in my final year of an English Literature degree and I first read Keats at A level and have adored his work ever since. His poetry is magical and I find myself returning to it time and time again. :D
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Saturn » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:22 pm

Welcome to the forum Dolores; how are you finding your degree? Have you been studying Keats in any of your modules, or the Romantics in general?
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Dolores » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:02 pm

Still really enjoying my degree, especially this final year since we get to do the modules we've wanted to do since first year! At the minute I'm doing a module on Romantic Poetry in general (my favourite module) and we've studied, Wordsworth (we also went to Dove Cottage on a trip and saw a model of Keats face!) Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Clare, Crabbe, Hemans and Barbauld, and of course my favourite :) Keats. I don't enjoy Wordsworth so much and I find Shelley really difficult, especially Mont Blanc I really enjoyed Clare - it was like discovering a hidden gem!
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Saturn » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:47 pm

Absolutely, I've been trying to persuade people to read Clare for years; his work really is full of little beauties, simply the finest English nature poet there is, end of.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Raphael » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:00 pm

Dolores wrote:Still really enjoying my degree, especially this final year since we get to do the modules we've wanted to do since first year! At the minute I'm doing a module on Romantic Poetry in general (my favourite module) and we've studied, Wordsworth (we also went to Dove Cottage on a trip and saw a model of Keats face!) Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Clare, Crabbe, Hemans and Barbauld, and of course my favourite :) Keats. I don't enjoy Wordsworth so much and I find Shelley really difficult, especially Mont Blanc I really enjoyed Clare - it was like discovering a hidden gem!


You lucky thing Dolores! My degree was Archaeology/English ( but I opted for language mostly as I planned to be an EFL teacher). I wish I had done straight Literature now! I did a bit of poetry in college though on my A level English and then the Access course (including some of John's odes and The Eve of St Agnes- the first time I had even heard of him!).

p.s- I have read some of Clare too. in fact my old uni is doing a day course on Clare and another nature poet- thanks for reminding me- I had better check the date so I don't miss enrolment!
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Raphael » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:07 pm

John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Fragment » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:25 pm

Hey, I'm new here.

I've always had a profound love for John Keats ever since I was little. My father used to read me Keats' poetry before bedtime. For my Literature Based Research class, I am writing a paper on John Keats and the following poems : Bright Star, To Autumn, This living hand, now warm and capable.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Saturn » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:41 am

Welcome indeed Fragment, hope you like the forum; thanks for your contribution.
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