Theme: John Keats’ life and creativity work
1. General Information
* Early Poems (1814 to 1818)
5. Poem desiccated to John Keats
This work has the purpose to get you acquainted with the greatest poet of Romanticism, John Keats. Here you can find very detailed information about his life and useful information about his work. I hope you are going to find at least one interesting thing for yourself. If you do it means that the work worths the efforts spent.
I chose John Keats for my work for some reasons:
* All three of the great “second generation” of Romantic poets died young: Byron died at the age of thirty-six, Shelley died when he was twenty-nine, but John Keats died when he was only twenty-five.
* Although John Keats had not been precocious, his earliest poems, written in his late teens, are conventional and unpromising, and, in fact, most of his great work was done in a single year, 1819, when he was twenty-three.
* In such short time, John Keats had composed poetry that places him among the five or six greatest English poets.
* John Keats’ work, in this single year, is far superior to anything Chaucer or Shakespeare or Milton had done at a comparable age.
* John Keats’ ancestry and background would have seemed hardly conductive to forming a poet. Byron was an aristocrat, educated at the best schools; Shelley also was born in an old, aristocratic family, which assured him leisure to pursue the life of the mind; while Keats’ father was a hostler, his elder brother died and later he lost his mother. There was no Cambridge or Oxford in his life. He worked apprenticeship to a surgeon... [continues]
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