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Keats, John

Syllabification: Keats, John
Pronunciation: /
 
kēts/

Definition of Keats, John in English:

( 1795–1821), English poet. A principal figure of the romantic movement, he wrote most of his best-known poems, including “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” “Ode to a Nightingale,” and “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” in 1818; they were published in 1820.

Derivatives

Keatsian

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Pronunciation: /ˈkētsēən/
adjective
Example sentences
  • We've lost that Keatsian idea of an apprenticeship.
  • Tarn's odes mix the Keatsian and Coleridgian impulses.
  • This extension of Keatsian sympathy has a biblical antecedent.

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