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A v. sexy and talented Romantic poet who died tragically of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-five. He thought he was going to be forgotten, hence the epitaph "Here lies on whose name was writ in water", but obviously he's worthy of an entry on Urban Dictionary, so I suppose he hasn't been forgotten, after all?

After hearing about the circumstances of his death, another v. sexy and talented Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, wrote the poem "Adonais" and claimed that Keats had been killed by his critics. There is a bit of a difference between dying because you were distressed by someone saying something nasty about your poems and dying because your lungs are half-destroyed, but obviously Shelley couldn't tell the difference.

His best known poems include "Ode to a Nightingale" "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and "To Autumn".
John Keats was only five foot tall.

(Yes, really!)
by Leigh Hunt January 28, 2008
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