Keats started school when he was eight years old and went to an only boy’s school in a place called Enfield. When Keats was 9 years old, his father Thomas was killed in a horse riding accident, leaving the family of 7 behind. His mother was of course torn but ended up remarrying soon after his father’s death (most lily due to being able to support her children). Sadly the marriage did not last and France took her children to her grandmothers where she left them for nearly four years. The next time Keats saw his mother was when she was suffering from tuberculosis and ended up dying in 1810. Their grandmother signed them off to two local merchants but only one, Richard Abbey, had the most say. Richard Abbey seems to have only taken this responsibility for personal gain as he was in charge of their income, his grandmother’s estate, and after her passing, her income. “In the year 1811, Abbey took Keats out of school and made him shadow a surgeon who also practiced medicine. In 1816 Keats became a licensed apothecary, but never practiced his profession.” (John n.pag).
That same year, Keats published his very first poem with a publisher called The Examiner. Keats was beginning to attract the attention of other fellow writers who saw his poetry and had similar tastes. A ma...
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...Keats even live an admirable and good life as far as his morals and ethics went. Keats was only twenty five when he passed and live a short life, even for this time. His life and hardships are some of the greatest examples of what makes a poet ”good” and just how one’s life can affect every aspect of their mind and creativity.
John Keats has proven to be one of the best poets to not only read of his writings, but also to read of his life story. How inspiring one person’s life and misfortune can be to the world around him, even s long after his death. It was clear that many of his best and most regarded works are a reflection of his hardships and turmoil’s. Every piece of his literature was, to some degree, as realistic and deep as any work out their can get. Keats life influences the greatness of his works and that is why, in his death, his writings live on forever.
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