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Should I read Shelley, Byron, Tennyson, Keats,...
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Should I read Shelley, Byron, Tennyson, Keats, or Blake first?
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Blake, because he is the closest chronologically to the Greeks, with whom you should start.
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Check out this Keats poem:

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer

Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne;
Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He star'd at the Pacific—and all his men
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise—
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

Wow, just incredible. Doesn't it make you want to try reading Homer?
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