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Bright StarsJohn Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture$
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Richard Marggraf Turley

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781846312113

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315145

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Afterword – Afterlives

Afterword – Afterlives

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(p.171) Afterword – Afterlives
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Bright Stars
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846312113.003.0007

This chapter discusses the contribution of Bryan Cornwall in the posthumous redemption of John Keats as a poet. It discusses his sentimental poetic tribute An Elegy on the Death of the poet Keats which predates Percy Bysshe Shelley's own elegy on Keats' death, Adonais. It explains that Cornwall described Keats in his elegy as a delicate, neglected, tragic genius. This chapter also highlights the fact that this elegy was with other poems collected about Keats' death which is symptomatic of contemporary neglect of Cornwall.

Keywords:   Bryan Cornwall, John Keats, poetic tribute, An Elegy on the Death of the poet Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Adonais, elegy

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