When I have fears that I may cease to be
When I have fears that I may cease to be Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Keats' brand of love is the stuff that romantic legends are made of… if only he could ever feel any of it himself. When Keats writes of love, it's not just of a pair of fine eyes. That would be w...
Hey, who doesn't want to be the best writer in the world? Unlike the rest of us schmucks, though, John Keats is fairly certain that he can be the best there's ever been – provided, of course, tha...
Death. Destruction. Dreams dashed in one fell swoop. Death isn't a peaceful sleep or an easy descent into old age in Keats' work. Instead, it's a particularly bitter reminder of all the things that...
Man and the Natural World
Nature takes center stage in this poem in odd ways. Pretty much everything that Keats has to say about love and desire (and even about writing) comes out as a meditation on the natural world. Natur...
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