The writing style of Keats

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The writing style of Keats

Postby browneyes03 » Tue May 26, 2009 1:52 pm

What would you say was the writing style of this marvelous poet?
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Re: The writing style of Keats

Postby Wynn » Fri May 29, 2009 4:46 am

Brilliant! awesome! gorgeous! blissful! and... quiet.
"Never trust a poet who can't construct a stanza."
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Re: The writing style of Keats

Postby Malia » Fri May 29, 2009 2:42 pm

I love the way Keats uses alliteration, assonance and consonance in his work to create interior rhymes and rhythms. These devices can be subtle, but the effect--especially when reading Keats's works aloud--is to create a luscious kind of music. That's one of the reasons, I think, why Keats's poems are so hard to set to music--they often "clash" with a composer's score if the composer does not listen very closely to the music Keats, himself, created within the poetry.
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Re: The writing style of Keats

Postby Saturn » Fri May 29, 2009 3:34 pm

Like crunchy cucumber, strong yet succulent, juicy as a pineapple, as thick and satisfying as a jar of honey poured on soft ice-cream.
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Re: The writing style of Keats

Postby Malia » Fri May 29, 2009 5:03 pm

Saturn wrote:Like crunchy cucumber, strong yet succulent, juicy as a pineapple, as thick and satisfying as a jar of honey poured on soft ice-cream.



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Re: The writing style of Keats

Postby BrokenLyre » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:04 pm

Keats - that nectar loving man - would approve of your description.
"Come... dry your eyes, for you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly. Dry your eyes... and let's go home."
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Re: The writing style of Keats

Postby Saturn » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:13 pm

:mrgreen:
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Re: The writing style of Keats

Postby browneyes03 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:38 pm

Saturn wrote:Like crunchy cucumber, strong yet succulent, juicy as a pineapple, as thick and satisfying as a jar of honey poured on soft ice-cream.


I love your description.


Malia wrote:I love the way Keats uses alliteration, assonance and consonance in his work to create interior rhymes and rhythms. These devices can be subtle, but the effect--especially when reading Keats's works aloud--is to create a luscious kind of music. That's one of the reasons, I think, why Keats's poems are so hard to set to music--they often "clash" with a composer's score if the composer does not listen very closely to the music Keats, himself, created within the poetry.


and this too - helps me understand the mechanics, as it were, of his style.


Thank-you both. x
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Re: The writing style of Keats

Postby Raphael » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:21 pm

Sensual, spiritual, mystical, magical, evocative, intense, colourful, beautiful, sensitive, passionate.
He is the world's greatest poet!
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

Peter Sanson, 1995.
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