John Keats born on 1795 was a British Romantic poet. Although trained to be a surgeon, Keats decided to devote himself wholly to poetry. Keats’ secret, his power to sway and delight the readers, lies primarily on his gift for perceiving the world and living his moods and aspirations in terms of language.
“A Thing of Beauty ‘ is an excerpt from his poem ‘ Endymion: A Poetic Romance’. The poem is based on a Greek legend, in which Endymion, a beautiful young shepherd and poet who lived on Mount Latmos, had a vision of Cynthia, the Moon Goddess. The enchanted youth resolved to seek her outstand so wandered away through the forest and down under the sea.
Rabindranath Tagore was born on 1861, Nobel prize- winning Bengali poet, author, philosopher, artist, and educator wrote “Gitanjali”(1912).
“My Reminiscences’ was written and published in his fiftieth year, shortly before he started on a trip to Europe and America for his failing health in 1912. It was in the course of this trip that he wrote for the first time in the English language for publication.