John Keats was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his works having been in publication for only four years before his death from tuberculosis at the age of 25. Although his poems were not generally well received by critics during his lifetime, his reputation grew after his death, and by the end of the 19th century, he had become one of the most beloved of all English poets. He had a significant influence on a diverse range of poets and writers. Jorge Luis Borges stated that his first encounter with Keats' work was the most significant literary experience of his life. The poetry of Keats is characterised by a style "... heavily loaded with sensualities", most notably in the series of odes. This is typical of the Romantic poets, as they aimed to accentuate extreme emotion through an emphasis on natural imagery.
|Born:||October 31, 1795, Moorgate, London, England|
|Alma mater:||King's College London|
|Relatives:||George Keats (brother)|
|IMDb:||John Keats's IMDb|
About John Keats
Major Romantic poet who wrote "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "Ode to a Nightingale," and other famous works. The first edition of his Complete Poetical Works was published in 1899, nearly eight decades after his death.
He worked in his youth as an apprentice to a surgeon and apothecary.
His "To Autumn" is one of the most highly regarded English-language poems.
He was romantically involved with Isabella Jones before famously falling in love with Fanny Brawne. Keats' death from tuberculosis at age twenty-five ended his hopes of marriage to Ms. Brawne.
He was a friend of fellow Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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