AP Literature; Period 2
August 23rd 2010
“When I Have Fears” and “Mezzo Cammin” Essay
In the two poems, “When I Have Fears” by John Keats and “Mezzo Cammin” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, both of the poets deal with the death that they believe is quickly approaching them and think back to their regrets in life. Keats during the time when this poem had been written had just seen his brother die of tuberculosis and due to this he believed he too would soon die. Longfellow at the time writing his poem had been 35 and due to this was most likely experiencing a mid-life crisis. Similarities between the two poems include the poem’s theme and the thoughts of death that the two men are dealing with. The main difference between the two poems deal with Keats’ fear of not being able to finish writing before he dies and shows this by the metaphors and structure. Longfellow‘s poem then in comparison shows the author dealing with his regrets for his life and not being able to move on from that with the use of imagery, diction and extended metaphor. “When I Have Fears” covers many points on Keats fear of death that Longfellow does not. Keats mainly focuses on his goals of writing. Even in his first line we are able to see how much he fears death. He states that when he has fears that he “may cease to be”(Keats 1), in this understatement he shows his fear to even say the word death. Instead he replaces it with a less direct way of sharing his fear. Keats wishes to write so many books that the amount will be a huge pile of his works. Using “rich garners the full ripen’d grain”(4), gives an idea of the amount of book he pictures that he will write in the future. However, he fears that he “may never live to trace”(7), the glorious books that he will one day write. The use of the metaphor of clouds which you are not able to hold show that he really feels he will never be able to finish. He goes on to say that if he may not write his...
AP Lit and Comp 6
11 April 2011
Timed Essay Corrections—WhenIHaveFears and MezzoCammin
As people near the time of their deaths, they begin to reflect upon the history and events of their own lives. Both John Keats’ “WhenIhaveFears” and Henry Longfellow’s “MezzoCammin” reflect upon the speakers’ fears and thoughts of death. However, the conclusions between these two poems end quite differently. Although both reflect upon Death’s grasp, Keats’ displays an appreciation and subtle satisfaction with the wonders of life, while Longfellow morbidly mourns his past inactions and fears what events the future may bring.
The two poems are similar in their corresponding feeling of dread for death. Using diction, Keats reflects on how he “may cease to be” and how he “may never live.” Similarly, Longfellow states that “[h]alf of [his] life is gone” and that the “years slip from” him. Both narrators then continue to lament their fears of not accomplishing everything they had once aspired to do. Keats uses an anaphora of “when” in order to illustrate the various and wide-ranging fears that are related to death. He also uses the anaphora of “before” in order to further accentuate his concerns of dying...
...John Keats: WhenIhaveFears that I May Cease to Be
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, WhenIhaveFears that I May Cease to Be, one can see that Keats reflected his thoughts on life and death personal real life circumstances; ones he was facing during the time he wrote the poem. By using a combination of various literary techniques, he leaves the reader with a powerful impression of his own emotions. The main emotion he expresses throughout his sonnet is his fear of death and of not having enough time to live his life. Through the poem, Keats hopes to address and express his fears in hopes to overcome them. Similar to many other romantic poets of that era, Keats, through this poem, is attempting to confront his fears and is hoping to overcome his pain.
One example of this romantic poets portrayal of his feelings would be the sonnet, WhenIhavefears that I may cease to be. The beginning quatrain expresses Keats’ innermost fear. “WhenIhavefears that...
...buildings(“garners”) where grain is stored. The metaphor expresses the first of the speaker’s three main concerns: that death will cut short his poetic career. Just as a person’s natural life spans youth, adulthood, and old age, so the growing of grain follows the natural progression of the seasons. For the poet to die young, however, precludes his chance of “harvesting” the fruits of his mind, which become “ripen’d” only as the poet ages. These fruits, which are poetic works, grant the poet fame, represented by the “high-piled books” in line 3. The fear of obscurity was one Keats carried to his death only three years after composing “WhenIHaveFears That I May Cease To Be”. Though he had no way of knowing his life would indeed be cut short before he achieved the kind of recognition he sought, he echoes this concern in the final line of the sonnet.
Some readers believe that the second quatrain continues to discuss the fear that death will cut short the speaker’s poetic career. These readers infer that the “high romance” symbolized by the night clouds is a literary concept, a level of artistic expression the speaker will never “live to trace,” or to realize. But another reading is possible. The night sky as a symbol for the ultimate questions that haunt man dates back to ancient times. The Hebrew Psalmist, for instance, reflects on die stars in Psalm 8(in the...
Overall Explanation of the Poem Bye Keats \"Whenever Ihavefears\" is really a good work, but Keats’ the most prior Wish has not been elaborated in the material. Actually John Keats wanted to be having as much fame as Shakespeare had. He wanted to be one like Shakespeare. So in his First Quatrain he says that he wants to put all the Poetic Material he has in his mind on the paper but is afraid of the of that he don\'t have enough time to do so. He thinks that he would be dead Of Tuberculosis Soon and is not able to give written form to whatever is packed in his mind with abundance. Here John Keats talk about teeming brain which means the brain full of poetic substance which he is not able to convert into bulk of books and the substance in his mind will be left like ripened Grains having no reapers to take care of.
In his Second Quatrain John Keats Says that he also does not have enough time to watch the beauty of the sky filled with stars and also unable to keep his breathe alive to make a romance in cloudy weather. He says that after he has died of Tuberculosis, there is no chance he is going to have Beautiful scenery of the sky and romance enjoyed himself and follow these beautiful happenings again
In 3rd Quatrain he expresses the feelings of love by pointing out the beauty of his lover who...
...This poem falls into two major thought groups:
*Keats expresses his fear of dying young in the first thought unit, 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).
*Keats resolves his fears by asserting the unimportance of love and fame in the concluding two and a half lines of this sonnet.
The first quatrain (four lines) emphasizes both how fertile his imagination is and how much he has to express; hence the imagery of the harvest, e.g., "glean'd," "garners," "full ripen'd grain." Subtly reinforcing this idea is the alliteration of the key words "glean'd," garners," and "grain," as well as the repetition of r sounds in "charactery," "rich," "garners,"ripen'd," and "grain.". A harvest is, obviously, fulfillment in time, the culmination which yields a valued product, as reflected in the grain being "full ripen'd." Abundance is also apparent in the adjectives "high-piled" and "rich." The harvest metaphor contains a paradox (paradox is a characteristic of Keats's poetry and thought): Keats is both the field of grain (his imagination is like the grain to be harvested) and he is the harvester (writer of poetry).
In the next quatrain (lines 5-8), he sees the world as full of material he could transform into poetry (his is "the magic hand")--the beauty of nature ("night's starr'd face) and the larger meanings he perceives beneath the appearance of nature or...
...how to support personal care routines that meet the individual
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CCLD MU 2.8
needs of children or young people and promote their independence 3.3 Explain how a positive environment and routine meet the emotional needs of children and their families 3.4 Describe the importance for physical and mental well being of balancing periods of physical activity with rest and quiet time
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English 101 3617
21 January 2015
“IHave A Dream” By Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1963, African American men, women and children were still suffering from racial prejudice. They were still being segregated and kept out of places by signs marked “White’s only”. Black men and women fought back to gain their freedom and dignity. (History Wired) They fought by organizing peaceful protests, sit-ins and speeches. (History Wired)
Dr. Martin Luther King was born January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was an amazing man who was well educated and fought for the rights of all black Americans. He accomplished so much in the short time while being one of the main leaders in the civil rights movement. In fact, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, making him the youngest person to be awarded. (About Dr. King) His method was of protest was peaceful, although he was not treated with the same respect. Dr. King received countless threats against himself and his family, he was assaulted and jailed over 20 times. (MLKJ-Mini Bio)Dr. King for 13 years was the face of the Civil Rights movement until he was tragically assassinated on April 04, 1968. (History Wired)
Dr. King gave a speech titled “IHave a Dream.” In which he argues that all men and women, white or black deserve to be treated equally. He states “A great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation...
WhenIHaveFears That I May Cease To Be – John Keats - Analysis
WHENIhavefears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has glean'd my teeming brain,
Before high piled books, in charactry,
Hold like rich garners the full ripen'd grain;
WhenI behold, upon the night's starr'd face, 5
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 whenI feel, fair creature of an hour,
That I shall never look upon thee more, 10
Never have relish in the fairy 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.
Keats' poem is a Shakespearean Sonnet. In first quatrain, narrator shows fear of unexpected death which would deprive him of chance to express all the ideas he has in his mind. He has been collecting them through whole life and it is extremely important to fulfill himself as a writer. In second quatrain narrator admires beauty of nature which inspires, creates and stirs romantic feelings. Line “Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance” confirms he could perfectly alter it to poetry with...