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When I have fears that I may cease to be

When I have fears that I may cease to be

  

by John Keats

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(6) Tree Line

Sure, love and ambition are pretty common topics – but wrap those subjects up in an elaborate canvas of metaphors, and you've got yourself a poem that's just a little bit tricky to navigate. It's lovely to be part of Keats' mind, but, well, it's not always the easiest place to be.

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