John Keats


John Keats (1795-1821) was born in London and was an English Romantic poet– a movement whose works are known for their vivid sensual imagery and extreme emotionality. Keats’ works, though, took on a wide range of styles– from sonnets to odes to the Miltonian epic– infused with earnestness, self conscious poetiticism and occasionally dry wit. Source

When I have Fears That I May Cease to Be

When I have fears that I may cease to be 

   Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain, 

Before high-pilèd books, in charactery, 

   Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain; 

When I behold, upon the night’s starred face, 

   Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance, 

And think that I may never live to trace 

   Their shadows with the magic hand of chance; 

And when I feel, fair creature of an hour, 

   That I shall never look upon thee more, 

Never have relish in the faery power 

   Of unreflecting love—then on the shore 

Of the wide world I stand alone, and think 

Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.





Literary Movements:

Graveyard Poets

Anthology Years:



Doubt & Fear

Love & Relationships

Memory & The Past

Literary Devices:


the repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning of words appearing in succession


The repetition of similar vowel sounds that takes place in two or more words in proximity to each other within a line; usually refers to the repetition of internal vowel sounds in words that do not end the same.


a break between words within a metrical foot


a line break interrupting the middle of a phrase which continues on to the next line


exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally


the attribution of human qualities to a non-human thing


correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words, especially when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry