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John Keats


Keats is known for his letters as well as for his poetry.
  English romantic poet known for elaborate word choice and sensual imagery (1795-1821)
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  • Keats is known for his letters as well as for his poetry.
  • Certainly John Keats had no idea that caring for his brother Tom was sealing his own doom, any more than the Brontes knew what hit them.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • "John Keats," whispered Sad King Billy.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Carol nodded in the manner of a lady being kind to a tradesman, and one of her selves sneered, "Our Erik is indeed a lost John Keats."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street

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  • I said: This is the earth of Shakespeare, and Milton, and John Keats and, by God, what’s more, it’s mine as well!
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Even as a schoolboy, I loved John Keats’s ode "To Autumn" for being an ark of the covenant between language and sensation; as an adolescent, I loved Gerard Manley Hopkins for the intensity of his exclamations which were also equations for a rapture and an ache I didn’t fully know I knew until I read him; I loved Robert Frost for his farmer’s accuracy and his wily down-to-earthness; and Chaucer too for much the same reasons.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • The library was a huge, three-story, graystone building, with thick Ionic columns, and with the words BEAUTY IS TRUTH, TRUTH BEAUTY, THAT IS ALL YE KNOW ON EARTH, AND ALL YE NEED TO KNOW—JOHN KEATS engraved in the stone over its four glass entrance doors.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • What began as a comic-serious homage to the ghost of John Keats became my last reason for existence, an epic tour de force in an age of mediocre farce.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "BB," I said as an afterthought, "have you ever heard of a persona retrieved from an Old Earth poet named John Keats?"
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • John Keats had a fiancce named Fanny.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion

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  • Perhaps you are more John Keats than you are willing to admit.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Even if the transfer worked, the human with the John Keats persona would not be "Johnny."
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • John Keats smiled at me.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The John Keats cybrid.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "John Keats," I said.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • John Keats.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • And it is the unappeasable pursuit of this note, a note tuned to its most extreme in Emily Dickinson and Paul Celan and orchestrated to its most opulent in John Keats, it is this which keeps the poet’s ear straining to hear the totally persuasive voice behind all the other informing voices.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • He spoke of awakening after his death in the bed where he died, still attended by the loyal Severn and Dr Clark, of remembering that he was the poet John Keats the way one remembers an identity from a fast-fading dream while all the while knowing that he was something else.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The poet John Keats once wrote to a friend of his named Bailey: "I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of Imagination-What the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth-whether it existed before or not.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "Good God," he said, "I’m not John Keats.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
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Associated words [difficulty]:   John Keats [4] , Percy Bysshe Shelley [7] , Lord Byron [8] , Mary Shelley [8] , Alexander Pope [7] , Dylan Thomas [7] , Percy Bysshe Shelley [7] , William Blake [7] , Lord Byron [8] , Matthew Arnold [8] , Robert Browning [8] , Tennyson [8] , Elizabeth Barrett Browning [9] , William Wordsworth [9]
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