John Keats When I Have Fears

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"When I Have Fears,” a poem written by John Keats is a written out message of Keats fears and insecurities of failure and longing. When Keats comes forth and proclaims his fear of death when he states “When I have fears that I may cease to be, before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain,”(1-2) which exclaims the notion hes afraid to die before he becomes something great. Whether he wants to write a poem of legendary stature or be able to get all of his thoughts out onto paper is the question being asked. The language and impact of the next few lines is very integral to the theme of the poem. When he states “Before high piled books, in charactery, Hold like rich garners the full-ripen'd grain;” (3-4) he is speaking about how he wishes to have

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