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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

When I have fears that I may cease to be Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Do you think that Keats is really writing this poem for an outside reader? Why or why not? If your answer is "yes," then who is that reader?
  2. Do you think that Keats has a realistic assessment of love? Why do you come to your conclusion?
  3. How does Keats use of metaphor help to illuminate his message? What does that tell you about his worldview?
  4. Do you think that Keats really believed he'd be famous someday?

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