Essay about A Look Into The Work Of A Great English Poet

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John Keats:

A Look into the Work of a Great English Poet

John Keats has undeniably left a mark on literature. However, one of the most important things to know about this poet, is that he only lived until the age of twenty-five. Tuberculosis took his life away at a very young age. Probably the most ironic thing, as well as unfortunate, is the fact that when he died he truly believed that once his life was over, no one would remember him or his poetry. He even had the words, “Here lies one whose name was writ in water” engraved on his headstone. However, today we consider him to be one of the most famous English poets. Although he is important in literature today, it is sad that he did not get the recognition he deserved during his short life. Despite this sad fact, his poetry hasn’t become influential in literature for no reason. His poetry allows the readers a journey into his life and the emotions that overwhelm him as he lives until his undeniable death. Once readers are aware of his early death, his poetry becomes much more understandable and meaningful. Through his poetry, he leaves readers with several messages from these titles, “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer” displaying that he sees reading as a way of traveling; “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be” which portrayed his fears of not living up to his full potential; “Ode To a Nightingale” suggesting his feelings about beauty; “Ode to a Grecian Urn” questioning the relation between an artist and a…

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