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When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be , John Keats

Why might the poem’s addressee be a “fair creature of an HOUR” in contrast to a fair creature of a day, a month, a year, a century, or eternity (line 9)?


An hour suggests the passing beauty of his love interest.


An hour best symbolizes the short flame of passion as interests win.


An hour best suggests his feelings of life’s tragic brevity.


An hour suggests his love interest’s momentary affection.


The shape of an hour could symbolize the physique of his lover.

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