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The writing style of Keats

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 1:52 pm
by browneyes03
What would you say was the writing style of this marvelous poet?

Re: The writing style of Keats

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 4:46 am
by Wynn
Brilliant! awesome! gorgeous! blissful! and... quiet.

Re: The writing style of Keats

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 2:42 pm
by Malia
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.

Re: The writing style of Keats

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 3:34 pm
by Saturn
Like crunchy cucumber, strong yet succulent, juicy as a pineapple, as thick and satisfying as a jar of honey poured on soft ice-cream.

Re: The writing style of Keats

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 5:03 pm
by Malia
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.



Amen! :)

Re: The writing style of Keats

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:04 pm
by BrokenLyre
Keats - that nectar loving man - would approve of your description.

Re: The writing style of Keats

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:13 pm
by Saturn
:mrgreen:

Re: The writing style of Keats

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:38 pm
by browneyes03
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

Re: The writing style of Keats

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:21 pm
by Raphael
Sensual, spiritual, mystical, magical, evocative, intense, colourful, beautiful, sensitive, passionate.
He is the world's greatest poet!