John Keats (1795-1821) was an English lyric poet during the era of Romanticism. As the Industrial Revolution was ending, the romanticism movement shifted the focus to be on emotion, individuality, and subjectivity. Such things Keats was nothing short of despite his brief time on earth. From his love affair with Fanny Brawne, to the deaths of his siblings, to his chronic pennilessness, Keats’s life was full of enough love and tragedy to inspire decades of romantic poetry.
This digital edition of “To Autumn,” explores the stylistic differences between Keats’ works throughout his career. This project aims to provide a better understanding of “To Autumn” and how Keats’ life influenced his poetry.