Stand forth,John Keats! On earth thou knew’st me not;
Steadfast through all the storms of passion,thou,
True to thy muse,and virgin to thy vow;
Resigned,if name with ashes were forgot,
So thou one arrow in the gold had’st shot!
I never placed my laurel on thy brow,
But on thy name I come to lay it now,
When thy bones wither in the earthly plot.
Fame is my name. I dwell among the clouds,
Being immortal,and the wreath I bring
Itself is Immortality. The sweets
Of earth I know not,more the pains,but wing
In mine own ether,with the crownéd crowds
Born of the centuries.-Stand forth,John Keats!

Analysis, meaning and summary of e.e. cummings's poem Fame Speaks

3 Comments

  1. eliot holop says:

    the rhyme scheme of this poem is “a b c a a c c a d e f e d f”

  2. noel says:

    john keats was a great romantic poet…look up some of his work online as he is pretty popular…

  3. Ana says:

    Who is John Keats?

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