Did John Keats win any awards and what are his most well-known works?

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John Keats (born 31 October 1795 ; died 23 February 1821) is now considered one of the leading Romantic poets, but was actually not particularly well known or admired in his lifetime. Part of the reason for this is that he died of tuberculosis when he was only 26 years old. Poetic reputation evolve relatively slowly. most poets gradually become better known and appreciated as the produce a substantial body of works and readers begin to become familiar with and appreciate their style. Leigh Hunt and Charles Lamb were among the first distinguished writers to admire his work. Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, published in July 1820, was the first of his works to attain some measure of critical acclaim, but just as his reputation began to improve, he became sicker, and died in 1821. He did not win any prizes or awards in his lifetime.

Well known works include: The Eve of St. Agnes,” “Ode to a Nightingale,” “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” “Ode on Melancholy

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