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Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into ones soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with it
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"Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject"

- John Keats

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This quote by John Keats speaks to the power of poetry and its capability to move us. He recommends that poetry needs to be subtle and unobtrusive, enabling the reader to be drawn in by the subject rather than the words themselves. He believes that poetry needs to be a mild and intimate experience, permitting the reader to connect with the topic on a much deeper level. He also recommends that poetry ought to not be overly showy or ostentatious, as this can distract from the message of the poem. Instead, he thinks that poetry must be a quiet and effective force, enabling the reader to be moved by the subject matter without being overwhelmed by the words. In this way, poetry can be an effective tool for conveying feeling and connecting with the reader on a deeper level.

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England Flag This quote is written / told by John Keats between October 31, 1795 and February 23, 1821. He/she was a famous Poet from England. The author also have 30 other quotes.

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