John Keats When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be

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“What do you want to do before you die?” It is a question asked in many situations; college interviews, when you discover a terminal illness, or even during a discussion in your English class. Usually it takes people a minute to think up their list of aspirations, though some can spurt out their compilation in a matter of seconds. It all depends on how much prior thought you’ve put into the topic. In my case, I’d never deeply considered what I’d like to accomplish before death until I read the poem “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be” by John Keats. After reading this poem and understanding what Keats was saying, I took some time to compose a checklist for things to do while I have the time to do them. Before I die, I want to graduate…show more content…
Ever since I was little I’ve dreamed of experiencing different cultures and trying new things around the world. Some of the places at the top of my list include Paris, Rome, Venice, Spain, and London. I’ve looked at countless pictures of these places trying to feel what it would be like to be there, but I hope someday I will actually get to visit them. The cultures, the food, and the religions all seem so intriguing and on my deathbed I would love to say I’ve experienced as many of them as possible. Clearly, travelling the world and trying new adventures and cultures is at the top of my bucket list.

Obviously, there are many things I would love to accomplish before I die. The main ones include graduating from high school and college to become an anesthesiologist, starting a family and spending quality time with my loved ones, and especially travelling the world and seeing new things. I was one of those people who never really considered what goals they would like to achieve before passing away. After I read the poem “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be” by John Keats, however, I realized that maybe I should finally put some thought into what my aspirations
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