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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 Resources


The BBC Takes on the Romantics

This may just be your one-stop shop for learning about the Romantic poets, reading their poems, and even listening to readings. Check it out here.

Everything Keats

A decent resource, with poems online and a good starting bibliography.

Keats Fan Club

So you loooooooove Keats? Well, join the gang. One of the best things about this site is that it includes transcripts of Keats' letters, including on to Percy Bysshe Shelley and several to his girlfriend, Fanny Brawne.


A solid introduction to John Keats, plus links to many of his greatest poems.

A Brief Guide to Romanticism

Not sure what, exactly, Romantic poetry is? Let our friends at the Academy of American Poets help you out.



One of the most popular paintings of Keats.

Keats' Grave

We'd say this was morbid, but hey – Keats was pretty obsessed with death. It seems like a picture of his grave is fair game.

Historical Documents

Negative Capability

A copy of the letter in which Keats introduces the concept of negative capability, one of the central ideas of the Romantic movement.

Movies & TV

Bright Star

Want to fall madly in love with Keats himself? Check out this 2009 biopic about his relationship with Fanny Brawne. Just be prepared to cry.

Keats and His Nightingale: A Blind Date

Hate poetry? You're not alone. This movie does a pretty awesome job of sorting through all the reasons that poetry is hard to tackle. Oh, and it's really funny.

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