Keats is a unique phenomenon in more ways than one, but in nothing so much as in the rapid maturing of his powers.

Dying at twenty-five, he has left behind a rich body of poetry which merits comparison with the best of Shakespeare. It should also be added that his letters show wing awareness of life and its problems and had he lived longer, his poetry would have shown greater concern for the life of his fellowmen. His faults, in short, are the faults of immaturity. Keats is truly a poets’ poet, who has influenced profoundly Tennyson, the Pre-Raphaelites and a host of other poets.