When we were reading and analyzing the poem in class I understood the real meaning of the poem. How sometimes life gets hard and unbearable, you don’t feel like going on, like there is no reason to keep going. Maybe this could be because of disappointment or of lack of love in your life. But no matter what thoughts go through life, one has to understand that life will get better, not easier, but better! There is a famous quote which I’ve seen many times scrolling down my Instagram feed which says; “Life doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger”, which is completely true as one learns from different situations.
I can imagine the life of John Keats, losing his parents when he was young, the lack of a parental figure, the economic hardships, they all add up, and it can destroy you. I guess that’s where he got the inspiration of this poem from. He must have been depressed for several periods of time during his life, maybe asking himself if it was still worth to go one with his life, or it would’ve just been better to end it faster. This poem can help out many people who are going through tough times and I am glad that some people are brave enough to talk about and share their experiences with others, who may be going through the same, giving them hope and faith that they will get stronger and their lives will improve, as after a slump, no matter how long it is, one goes into a growth period.