John Keats

John Keats

John Keats was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from the periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense. Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats's poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain among the most popular poems in English literature. Keats's letters, which expound on his aesthetic theory of "negative capability", are among the most celebrated by any writer.

  • Nationality: English
  • Birth Date: 31 Oct 1795
  • Death Date: 23 Feb 1821
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Specimen of an Induction to a Poem
"Lo! I must tell a tale of chivalry;"