15+Henry+V+1 - Henry V Patriotism or Criticism John Keats...

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Henry V: Patriotism or Criticism?
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John Keats: “Negative Capability” Shakespeare hath that “Negative Capability” • “when a man is capable of being in  uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without  any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” 
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Chorus: An “Epic Invocation”? Opening to Homer’s Illiad: “Sing Muse, the anger of Peleus son Achilleus …. Say, what god was it then set them together in bitter collision?
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“Chorus”: Author? Epic invocation O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention,- A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars; …   But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirits that have dared On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth So great an object: can this cockpit hold The vasty fields of France? or may we cram Within this wooden O the very casques
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Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts; Into a thousand parts divide one man, And make imaginary puissance; Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them Printing their proud hoofs i' th'receiving earth;- For 'tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings, Carry them here and there; jumping o'er times, Turning th'accomplishment of many years Into an hour-glass: for the which supply, Admit me Chorus to this history;
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