Lee asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 2 months ago

Help with Poem allusions! ?

Out of these two poems, what are three examples of allusions? (can be two from one or one from both) 

On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer

-John Keats

Much have I travelled 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-browed 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 starred at the Pacific—and all his men

Looked at each other with a wild surmise—

Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

The World Is Too Much With Us

       -William Wordsworth

The world is too much with us; late and soon,

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;

Little we see in nature that is ours;

We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!

This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,

The winds that will be howling at all hours,

And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,

For this, for everything, we are out of tune;

It moves us not. –Great God! I’d rather be

A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;

So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,

Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;

Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;

Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.

Please help ASAP! 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Round many western islands have I been

    Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;

    Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.

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