This chapter will concentrate on two long narrative poems which use Greek mythology for their setting. Where, in the opening chapter, we discussed Keats’s poems in the order in which they were composed, here and in subsequent chapters we will discuss poems by grouping them together around a common setting or style or genre. Here we tackle Endymion: A Poetic Romance (written in 1817) and Lamia (completed in 1820). As well as each having a Greek setting these poems deal with some common themes — though their treatments of them are widely different.
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