An Appraisal of Keats: Man and Poet in the Ode to a Nightingale

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. Vol. 4 No. 2. Special Issue
Year of Publication: 
2014
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

Taking into consideration his short life span, John Keats is still ranked among the great poets in English Literature." Had he lived ten years longer, he would have barred Shakespeare". This article aims to reveal the qualities of Keats as man and poet. These qualities I believe are manifested in his great Odes especially the "Ode to a Nightingale'. Analysis of the ode showed Keats had "flint in him" as a man and as a poet he enjoyed a position much more reputable than many of his romantic contemporaries and placed him high in the list of great English poets.  

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