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How might one summarize, line by line, John Keats's poem "When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be"?

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John Keats’s poem “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be” might be summarized as follows:

  1. When I worry that I may die
  2. Before I have been able to write everything I would like to write, including all the thoughts in my head,
  3. And that I may die before I have been able to write down in books
  4. All the ideas I have to express – ideas that are like ripe wheat;
  5. When I look up at the...

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