John Keats

John Keats

John Keats was an English poet and one of the most important of the Romantics. His work is often compared to Lord Byron’s and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s. Keats’ life was tragically short. He died at twenty-five of tuberculosis. Read more about John Keats.

Some of Keats’ most famous poems include Ode on a Grecian Urn, Ode to a Nightingale, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art, A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever, and To Autumn.

A Song About Myself

by John Keats

‘A Song About Myself’ is a joyous poem in which a young boy travels, writes poetry, catches fish, and learns about himself and others. 

In drear-nighted December

by John Keats

‘In drear-nighted December’ by John Keats describes the way memories of happier and warmer times impact one’s emotions in the coldest hours of December.

La Belle Dame sans Merci

by John Keats

‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’ is Keats’ life and emotions set into verse. It is a story of unrequited love, illness, and the impossibility of being with whom one cares for when they are from different social classes.

Ode on a Grecian Urn

by John Keats

‘Ode on a Grecian Urn,’ an ekphrastic poem, is one of John Keats’ “Great Odes of 1819”.
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all”, have you ever wondered how confident a poet can be to utter these memorable words?

Ode on Indolence

by John Keats

‘Ode on Indolence’ is one of the “Great Odes of 1819” written by the second-generation romantic poet John Keats. This poem centers on the concept of a speaker’s indolent thoughts.

Ode on Melancholy

by John Keats

‘Ode on Melancholy,’ while not amongst the most lauded of the Odes, is perhaps the most uplifting and hopeful of all of Keat’s Odes. Keats addresses the reader, a sufferer of Melancholy, and tells him not to worry.

Ode to a Nightingale

by John Keats

‘Ode to a Nightingale’ was written in 1819, and it is the longest one, with 8 stanzas of 10 lines each and is one of six famous odes John Keats wrote.

On Fame

by John Keats

In ‘On Fame’, John Keats illustrates the nature of fame and presents its poetic definition to the readers by using suitable metaphors.

On Seeing the Elgin Marbles

by John Keats

‘On Seeing the Elgin Marbles’ by John Keats is a poem about mortality. The speaker observes the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum and is moved by their power. 

The Eve of St. Agnes

by John Keats

‘The Eve of St. Agnes’ by John Keats is a celebration of an idealized love between two beautiful and heroic characters. it’s written in Spenserian.

To Autumn

by John Keats

‘To Autumn’ is one of Keats’ most sensual, image-laden poems. It is a sumptuous description of the season of autumn.

You say you love; but with a voice

by John Keats

‘You say you love; but with a voice’ also known by the refrain, “O love me truly!” deals with a speaker’s physical passion for his beloved. It is believed to be John Keats’ earliest love poem.

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