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

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

La Belle Dame sans Merci

‘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.

La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats Visual Representation

Ode on a Grecian Urn

‘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 a Grecian Urn by John Keats Visual Representation

Ode on Indolence

‘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

‘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 on Melancholy by John Keats Visual Representation

On Seeing the Elgin Marbles

‘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. 

On Seeing the Elgin Marbles by John Keats Visual Representation
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