Poem : On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer - John Keais

Write down the theme of the following poem (Not more than 50 words)

On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer
John Keais (1795 – 1821)

Much have I traveled 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 stared at the Pacific – and all his men
Look’d at each other with a wild surmise – 
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

The Theme : The poet has travelled in many sports of the world, he has greatly wondered. But he is mostly surprised when he has seen Chapman’s translation of Homeric literary works. To his it is more than a conquest of a conqueror.

(কবি বিশ্বের অনেক স্থান ভ্রমণ করেছেন, অনেক অভিভূতও হয়েছেন বটে। তবে চ্যাপমেনের মাধ্যমে হোমারের সাহিত্য কর্ম দেখে তিনি সবচেয়ে বেশি অভিভূত হন। তার কাছে এটা বিজেতার বিজয়ের চেয়ে বেশি কিছু।)

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