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A nineteenth-century English poet, one of the leaders of romanticism. His poems include “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” “Ode to a Nightingale,” and “Endymion,” which contains the famous line “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” Keats died at the age of twenty-five.

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