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John Keats was an English poet.

He was a poet who, according to Data, started a tradition of poets composing odes to individuals who had a profound impact on their life. (TNG: "Schisms")

Sometime prior to 2368, William T. Riker had received a bound copy of Keats' poem Ode to Psyche as a gift from Deanna Troi. (TNG: "Conundrum")

In 2372, Jake Sisko learned that Keats was helped in writing his works by Onaya, an entity who fed on his neural energy. This eventually killed him. (DS9: "The Muse")

The comment Garak makes about Chalan Aroya's dress in "Broken Link" ("a thing of beauty is a joy forever") is from Book 1 of Endymion by Keats.
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 407), the birth and death years of John Keats were 1795 and 1821, respectively.
"Keats" is pronounced "Keets" rather than "Kates".

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