John Keats - He published a series of masterpieces...

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John Keats (1795–1821) Last of the Romantics Bio * His father was head stableman at a London stable. * The eldest of five children * At the age of fifteen, his parents died * Keats was taken out of school and apprenticed to a surgeon and apothecary. * Keats later qualified to study medicine * At twenty-one, Keats published “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer.” * Keats did not want to be like other poets, and avoided friendship with Shelley because he feared his powerful influence * In 1818, Keats became sick with tuberculosis * During the year that followed, Keats published many highly creative works, despite his illness.
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Unformatted text preview: * He published a series of masterpieces, including his great odes and sonnets. * Keats’s respiratory illness intensified in 1820. A year later, he died in Rome. “When I Have Fears” * What is the speaker afraid of? * Why is he afraid of death? * What regrets does he have? * What elements of this poem are Romantic? “Ode on a Grecian Urn” * What is the difference between “Ode to …” and “Ode on …”? * How is the language here different from that of Wordsworth? * How is the subject different from that of Wordsworth? * How is the speaker optimistic about what he sees on the urn?...
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