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September 23, 2014

John Keats, Autumn

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bookblurb @ 12:53 pm

By Steve King

On this day in 1819, twenty-five-year-old John Keats wrote to his friend, Charles Brown, to say that he was giving up poetry for journalism. This is also the first day of autumn; four days earlier in 1819 Keats had written “To Autumn,” now one of his most popular poems, and one which many critics regard as “flawless in structure, texture, tone, and rhythm.”

 

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