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  • 1. John Keats By: Prescott, Paige, Cory, and Nathan
  • 2. Early Life• Born October 31st 1795• Moorfields, England• “Swan and Hoop”• One of five children
  • 3. Education• Enfield School• Apothecary apprenticeship• Guy’s Hospital
  • 4. Family Troubles• Sibling died in infancy• Father died at age 8• Moved in with Grandparents• Mother died when he was 14• Brother Tom died• Brother George moved
  • 5. Financial Troubles • Richard Abbey became guardian • Poetry not a job for the middle class • Poverty prevented marriage • Grandfather died • Vague will • Grandmother died 1814
  • 6. Fanny Brawne• Met in 1818• Soon after became engaged• Couldn’t afford to support a wife• Kept engagement a secret• Last saw her in September 1820 “….whenever you know me to be alone, come, no matter what day."
  • 7. Poetic Career• Started 1814- Imitated Elizabethan poets• 1816 met with Richard Abbey• Published in 1817• Settled in Hampstead
  • 8. Death• Died peacefully in bed• Two year battle with Tuberculosis• Died 1821, 26 years old
  • 9. “I know the color of that blood; it is arterial blood. I cannot be deceived in that color. That drop of blood is my death warrant. I must die”
  • 10. Works Cited• "Apothecary." That the future may learn from the past. Colonial Williamsburg. 5 Mar. 2009 <>.• "John Keats Cronology." John keats cronology. 05 Mar. 2009 <>.• "Pathology of Tuberculosis." Pathology of Tuberculosis. 05 Mar. 2009 <>.• "John Keats (1795-1821)." THE BRITISH LIBRARY - The worlds knowledge. 9 Mar. 2009 <>.• melody!, ron! how sweetly sad thy. "Poetry Archives @" eMule - eMule Plus - download eMule. 9 Mar. 2009 <>.• time, this. "The Life of John Keats (1795-1821)." 9 Mar. 2009 <>.• ""Keats, Teats, and the Fane of Poesy" ." English Department @ UGA. 9 Mar. 2009 <