Analysis Of John Keats 'Poem' When I Have Fears

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Fear; A strong emotions usually caused by worrying about something bad about to take place. Everyone faces fear, some are mild as some very strong. For John Keats, I would categorize his fear as being very strong. Strong enough to write a poem, which, later became one of the richest poems ever written. Looking at his life from childhood, one would wonder, how you could go on without having fear of death. "When I Have Fears," this is a Shakespearean style sonnet with its rhyme scheme, with three quatrains and a concluding couplet. His admiration for Shakespeare 's songs and sonnets, made him write one very close to Shakespeare’s own sonnet patterns. Emphasis on the word “when” The three quatrains are subordinate clauses dependent on the word "when." Keats own fear, is dying before he gets to finish his poem. His fear of limitation, not realizing the unlimited ideas that he has even before getting to a pen. The ideas that filled his brain, so much of it that, he could have a pile of books, but his anxiety, is that not enough time to write everything I want to. He proceed in the second quatrains, to display his fear of death as he describe the beauty of the sky and stars. His time is not long enough to see their shadow. He is using nature, stars and clouds as …show more content…
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