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To which literary period does John Keats belong?

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The English poet John Keats belonged to the Romantic period of poetry where poets wrote much about Nature and peppered their nature writing also with questions about man's place in it and within time. Poets such as Wordsworth wove ideas about duty and death into his romantic poems, and Keats (for example in "Ode on a Grecian Urn") examined ideas of time and man's existence in it. Nature was not only praised however, in this Romantic poetry. It's power, awesomeness and ability to hurt and destroy was also acknowledged and treated with respect. Previously, much of the grandeur of the world was put down to God's omnipotence but the mood was shifting to an appreciation of Nature's power for its own sake. Keats appealed to Nature to take him and comfort him in " Ode...

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