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John Keats

1795 - 1821
The English Romantic lyric poet called John Keats was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, alongside Lord Byron and P. B. Shelley. Keats spent his whole life improving a poetry marked by "a vivid imagery, a great sensuous appeal and an attempt to express a philosophy through classical legends."
His reputation grew mostly after his death until he became one of the most beloved English poets.
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Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art–
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night,
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When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain,
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My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
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Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness,
Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,
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St. Agnes' Eve–Ah, bitter chill it was!
The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold;
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