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The name given by Shelley to Keats in the pastoral elegy Adonais (1821), written on the death of Keats, and likening him to the Greek god of beauty and fertility; the origin of the name Adonais is unclear, but it may represent the name Adonis, or the Hebrew Adonai.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792—1822) poet

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