My question (which may turn into a suggestion for the site) is this: How does one get the most out of reading Keats? For instance, would one get more meaning from the works if one read a bio first? Is there a specific work (or type of work) with which one should start?
, and it was quite a magical moment. I started by La belle dame sans merci, then Ode to a Nightingale, and finally Ode on a grecian urn.completely relaxed in a semi-lighted room
Manako wrote:I think that the best way to read Keats, and poetry in general, is to read each poem twenty times trying to understand it for its own, whatever it may say to you personally.
AhDistinctly wrote:This site is an absolute treasure trove! And as with any good dig site, a wealth of little sparkly bits are to be found the deeper the spade is set. Imagine my delight at finding the Keats Recordings thread!
Conversely, I recoil from the knowledge that whatever observations I may make are likely to be reiterations of long-since concluded discussions found in other threads.
Still, I carry on, as the Belcerebons, if only to drown out the sound of my own internal musings by the very act of broadcasting them to the world!
Credo Buffa wrote:I haven't had the opportunity to welcome you, AhDistinclty (great username, by the way!)!
Credo Buffa wrote:I try to make it a point to re-read my favorite poems specifically when I feel like something in my life has affected my understanding. For instance, I re-read "Ode on a Grecian Urn" while I was sitting in the room with the Parthenon frieze at the British Museum.
Credo Buffa wrote:I hope that makes sense. I know it's sort of rambling.
AhDistinctly wrote:As you are from my "neck of the woods," I've had a lot of fun reading your various weather reports. If you get homesick, I'd be happy to report on the current wind chill or heat index -- or the temperature in Embarrass!
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