ERIC Number: EJ1130046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
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John Keats's Sensuous Imagery in "When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be"
Saksono, Suryo Tri
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v22 n1 p93-102 Feb 2011
"When I have fears that I may cease to be", by John Keats, portrays the poet's fear of dying young and being unable to fulfill his ideal as a writer and loses his beloved. Based on the use of sensuous imagery, it is clear that visual image dominates the use of imagery and there are two major thought groups: 1) Keats expresses his fear of dying young (lines 1-12); he fears that he will not fulfill himself as a writer (lines 1-8) and that he will lose his beloved (lines 9-12); 2) Keats resolves his fears by asserting the unimportance of love and fame in the concluding two and a half lines.
Descriptors: Poets, Poetry, English Literature, Imagery, Death, Fear, Self Actualization, Literary Devices, Kinesthetic Perception, Nineteenth Century Literature, Literature Appreciation, Critical Reading, Literary Genres, Romanticism
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