Notes in my Oxford edition of the poems

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Notes in my Oxford edition of the poems

Postby Raphael » Sat May 22, 2010 10:30 pm

The previous owner has written notes in pencil in my 1956 edition. It looks like this person was a student at school or college. On some of the poems the student has written things like A B A B C D E D C E and C D E C E D. Do these refer to rhythm?
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.

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Re: Notes in my Oxford edition of the poems

Postby Malia » Sun May 23, 2010 1:09 am

Raphael, I think those letters refer to the rhyme scheme. :)
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Re: Notes in my Oxford edition of the poems

Postby Raphael » Sun May 23, 2010 1:15 am

Malia wrote:Raphael, I think those letters refer to the rhyme scheme. :)


I thought that must be it- but I cannot figure out what each letter means re the rhyme scheme if you know what I mean!
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Re: Notes in my Oxford edition of the poems

Postby Malia » Sun May 23, 2010 2:00 pm

In my understanding, the lines marked "A" rhyme with each other, the lines marked "B" rhyme with each other, and so on.
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Re: Notes in my Oxford edition of the poems

Postby Raphael » Sun May 23, 2010 7:19 pm

Malia wrote:In my understanding, the lines marked "A" rhyme with each other, the lines marked "B" rhyme with each other, and so on.


Ah I can see that now!
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what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: Notes in my Oxford edition of the poems

Postby Cybele » Tue May 25, 2010 1:27 am

Keep your eyes open, Raphael. One of the biggest bonuses I ever found in a used book were written notes on Keats's use of open vowels.(I think it was in specific reference to "The Fall of Hyperion.") It opened my eyes to a new facet of the poems, and deepened my appreciation.

Because of this, I was extra-delighted by the scene in "Bright Star" when the Human Orchestra sang, "Ah, ah ah . . ." :!:
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Re: Notes in my Oxford edition of the poems

Postby Raphael » Tue May 25, 2010 3:07 am

Cybele wrote:Keep your eyes open, Raphael. One of the biggest bonuses I ever found in a used book were written notes on Keats's use of open vowels.(I think it was in specific reference to "The Fall of Hyperion.") It opened my eyes to a new facet of the poems, and deepened my appreciation.

Because of this, I was extra-delighted by the scene in "Bright Star" when the Human Orchestra sang, "Ah, ah ah . . ." :!:



I love the Human Orchestra- I bet the real John sounded just as good! I have noticed his languorous sounds in his poems yes..
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