Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Where’s the Poet? Show him! show him

  • Where’s the Poet? Show him! show him!
  • Muses nine! that I may know him!
  • ’Tis the man who with a man
  • Is an equal, be he king,
  • Or poorest of the beggar-clan,
  • Or any other wondrous thing
  • A man may be ’twixt ape and Plato;
  • ’Tis the man who with a bird,
  • Wren or eagle, finds his way to
  • All its instincts; — he hath heard
  • The lion’s roaring, and can tell
  • What his horny throat expresseth;
  • And to him the tiger’s yell
  • Comes articulate, and presseth
  • On his ear like mother-tongue; . . .

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “Where’s the Poet? Show him! show him.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, by G. Kim Blank. Edition 3.3 , University of Victoria, 5 September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_wheres_the_poet_show_him_show.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “Where’s the Poet? Show him! show him,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_wheres_the_poet_show_him_show.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “Where’s the Poet? Show him! show him.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_wheres_the_poet_show_him_show.html.