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Title: John Keats:


1
John Keats
  • His Life and Work

2
Keats Family Background
  • October 31, 1795, John Keats is born, the first
    child of Thomas and Frances Keats.
  • Brother George is born in 1797
  • Brother Tom is born in 1799
  • 1803 Sister Fanny is born

3
Keatss Education
  • 1803 enters John Clarkes School at Enfield
  • Becomes friends with Charles Cowden Clarke
  • Clarke encourages Keatss interest in reading
  • Becomes an avid reader after death of mother

4
Medical Career
  • After death of father, mother, and grandmother,
    Richard Abbey, guardian, takes Keats out of
    school and in 1810, he is apprenticed to the
    apothecary Dr. Hammond of Edmonton
  • Continues to visit Clarke several times a month
    to read and discuss literature.
  • 1815 trains at Guys Hospital
  • 1816 begins work as a dresser
  • Continues to read poetry and publishes his first
    poem, O Solitude

5
Summer 1816
  • Keats goes on vacation to Margate with his
    brother Tom
  • Begins writing letters to his friends
  • Ideas in letters helped shape his views on poetry

6
On First Looking Into Chapmans Homer
  • Written October 1816 after spending evening with
    Clarke reading Chapmans translation of Homer
  • Keats begins to meet the group of friends known
    as the Hunt Circle who will influence him for
    the rest of his life
  • Keats decides to abandon medicine for poetry

7
1817
  • March 1817 Haydon takes Keats to view the Elgin
    Marbles
  • Keats writes two Elgin Marbles sonnets
  • Vision of artistic greatness
  • Keats publishes his first volume Poems
  • Meets Wordsworth for the first time

8
Endymion
  • March 1817 Keats begins poem
  • Considered a trial of invention
  • Begins work on the poem at Isle of Wight
  • Finishes poem in November

9
1818
  • Crisis year for Keats
  • July-August Keats takes walking tour of Lake
    District and Scotland with Charles Brown
  • Becomes ill on carriage ride home
  • Returns home to nurse his brother Tom
  • Tom dies of consumption
  • Begins Hyperion

10
1819
  • January writes Eve of St. Agnes
  • April-May writes La Belle Dame sans Merci and
    the great Odes.
  • Keats moves to Wentworth place
  • Meets and falls in love with Fanny Brawne
    becomes engaged to Fanny
  • Experiences first signs of tuberculosis
  • Begins and abandons The Fall of Hyperion

11
1820
  • Keats has a severe haemorrhage and is confined to
    his house
  • Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and other
    poems published and well-reviewed
  • September sails for Italy with Joseph Severn
  • November 30 writes his last known letter

12
1821
  • February 23 Keats dies at 26 Piazza di Spagna,
    Rome
  • February 26 Keats is buried in the Protestant
    Cemetery in Rome
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