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Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own high
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"Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance"

- John Keats

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John Keats is recommending that poetry should be more than simply a particular idea or idea. Rather, it needs to be an expression of the greatest thoughts of the reader, almost as if it were a memory. He believes that poetry must shock the reader with its appeal and intricacy, instead of its uniqueness. He is motivating poets to develop works that are more than simply a single concept, but rather a combination of ideas that stimulate feeling and thought. He believes that poetry ought to be a reflection of the reader's own ideas and feelings, and need to be something that they can connect to and keep in mind. By doing this, poetry can end up being something that is truly special and meaningful to the reader.

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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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