My dearest Girl, This moment I have set myself to copy some verses out fair. However, a deeper reading of the poem brings to understanding the fact that Keats is also celebrating all that is wonderful in life, even as he alludes to death. This brings added interest for the reader because the stresses are not in the usual iambic mode.
Keats is terrified of failure, more than death, almost; to have achieved love, and then to lose it, seems to Keats to be the biggest terror. The grain had been tended to and nourished for some time, where it was then picked and killed by the farmers, and placed into a garner.
With the beginning of the second quatrain, the reader experiences the first change of tone. The eighth line contains that mysterious phrase with the magic hand of chance which must relate to the process of poetry being a kind of conjuring act, the stuff of poetry being essentially intuitive.
Line 9 - the third foot is a spondee, slowing things down. Second Quatrain - Lines 5 - 8 Lines 5 and 6 If the first quatrain gives the basic reason for the fears, the second broadens and deepens the process by which that poetic potential the harvest is realised.
But there is no emotion in this end couplet, there is only thinking about the end of mortal time. I cannot exist without you — I am forgetful of every thing but seeing you again — my Life seems to stop there — I see no further.
The culmination is total aloneness. I believe the answer is that there is no answer.
The speaker desperately wants to accomplish things in his life, to publish books of poetry, to experience true love, but knows that time may be against him. This produces a steady rhythm common to normal speech.
The poem alludes to human beings fearing they will not get enough living in before they die. But whilst iambic feet are to the fore, complete iambic pentameter lines are in the minority, as you will shortly discover.
But the tenth line perhaps solidifies the argument that this fair creature is a real woman and that the speaker is familiar with her beauty. He feared the limitations of his life. My love, will it? Note the dash at the end of line 4 which suggests more to come, the emotion building up.
It is also in this quatrain that Keats uses agricultural metaphors to describe his fears of death. The final two lines give the poem an overarching feeling of misery and despair — Keats finds himself standing alone, trying to understand these fears, and not managing.
The long vowels of wide world seem to prolong the solitude as the speaker faces the sea on that symbolic threshold of a shoreline. Keats altered the basic iambic pentameter pattern in several lines to create variation and effect.
This, I believe, is the best and only way to describe the different emotions throughout the poem. Line 4 - the second and fourth feet are spondees in this the most stressed line of the sonnet, attracting attention to the harvest.
The plural suggests there will be many such stores books. As that roller coaster continues on, it once again quickly rises with the third quatrain. Lines 3 and 4 The metaphor continues.John Keats was a famous romantic poet whose work was characterized mainly by his use of diction, tone, and other literary devices to create sensual imagery in his works of poetry.
Throughout the Elizabethan sonnet, When I have Fears that I May Cease to Be, one can see that Keats reflected his thoughts on life and death personal real life circumstances;.
In his English sonnet “When I Have Fears” (pg. 17, Vendler), John Keats attempts to put into words the human emotions felt when dealing with death. I believe that Keats wrote this poem to describe the natural order of emotions he.
Q1: Fears for his creative writing Q2: Fears about transience of time and not getting to experience the world and the beauty of it that inspires him to write.
Q3: Fears about dying before establishing a truly loving relationship. Rhyming couplet: Resolution, conclusion, the poet resigns himself to the reality he faces. John Keats' poem "When I Have Fears" is a poem that touches on multiple themes, one of them being Death.
Two other themes that stand out in the poem are Life (contrasting Death) and Fear. An. Jun 10, · John Keats and When I Have Fears When I have fears that I may cease to be is a sonnet that focuses on three essential issues of vital importance to John Keats: poetry, love and time.
Many associate the poem with the romantic poet's obsession with death but it is much more an exploration of the contrasting nature of life and the Reviews: 4.
John Keats’s “When I Have Fears” has often been read as a poem about a poet and his fear of mortality.
Such a fear is not hard to unearth in Keats’s collection of poetry, not to mention his famous letters to family and friends. However, this sonnet stands out from others of its kind and those by its author because it paints a more nuanced portrait of .Download