John Keats and his legacy to romantic poetry

Monday September 07 10.15 GMT

 

John Keats (1795-1821) was one of the great exponents of poetry of the Romanticism British.

Reading the work of Edmund Spenser, meant for Keats a turning point in his literary development and inspired the creation of his first poem: In imitation of Spenser.

After meeting the poet and publisher Leigh Hunt, who cultivated Romanticism, Keats managed to belong to the circle of the most prominent poets of his time, such as Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron.

In 1817 he published his first collection of poems entitled Poems, although it did not have a great reception.

By 1819, Keats would write his best poems: Ode to Psyche, Ode to a Greek Urny Ode to a nightingale, classic pieces of English literature.

John Keats died very young from tuberculosis, leaving behind a great deal of valuable writing.