The poem is about how we should look to the world of innocence thatchildren inherently understand, but we as adults forget in thehustle and bustle of everyday life. The poet uses harsh Anglo-Saxon words along with consonance and assonance to mimic the starts and fits associated with the onset of depression. In Greek Mythology, Dryads are the female spirits of nature nymphs who preside over forests and groves. In this line, Keats uses assonance and consonance to create a chain of cascading sounds that runs from word to word. The feet are … 434443, 434443,4443. Keats uses an intriguing spatial metaphor here.
Keats's sensuous imagery of nature thus often transcends the sensational to migrate to philosophical thought. Metaphors: Â· 'The viewless wings ofPoesy' stanza 4, line 3 : Poetry cannot obviously have any wingsliterally. As stated throughout the song, this is written from a first person point of view as it is talking from the writer's personal perspective. Thee in this citation refers to the nightingale. This post is part of the series: John Keats Poetry Study Guide. The irony is that, while the speaker entertains the notion of escape through poesy, the poem itself does not turn its gaze from the world.
In particular, Keats repeatedly employs th, t, and the liquid consonants—that is, r and l—to thicken and interconnect the words. Onomatopoeia - The use of words which imitate sound. The River Lethe is one of the four rivers of the Greek underworld. As the poet imagines to have a journey across the forest, he fancies moonlight filtering through the foliage; the moon shining in the sky clustered around by the stars is mythologised as the 'Queen Moon with all her starry fays'. Personification - A figure of speech which endows animals,ideas, or inanimate objects with human traits or abilities. Assonance - The repetition of vowel sounds.
The nocturnal darkness is called 'verdurous gloom', the darkness of the forest being given a greenish tinge. He was right to feel apprehensive as he himself had caught it and died the follwing year. Imagery - Words or phrases that appeal to any sense or anycombination of senses. He contrasts the mortalilty of individual men with the immortality of birdsong, of which the Nightingale is the leading exponent. The poet can not see anything inside the dark forest, but his sense of smell can help him envision the flowers at his feet--the white hawthorns, the musk-rose, the violets, and the eglantines.
It was sacred to the Muses and was formed by the hooves of Pegasus. Hello darkness my old friend-- personification The sound of silence -- alliteration People talking without speaking and people hearing without listening -- paradox Silence like a cancer grows -- similie Stabbed by the flash of the neon light, that split the night. This song has personification and onomatopoeia is used through 'There's a drumming noise inside my head, that throws me to the ground. Â· 'A beaker full of thewarm South': The poet is referring to the taste of wine from thetropical southern counties. These are the only two i have, could someone help me with any more? This supports the theme that the poet wants to escape reality, and does. Drumming by Florence and the Machine. Â· 'Queen-Moo … n is on herthrone' stanza 4, line 6 : Keats is comparing the moon to aqueen.
Alliteration - The repetition of initial consonant sounds. Meter - The recurrence of a pattern of stressed andunstressed syllables. John Keats Poem Interpretation John Keats describes the oppressive nature of melancholy and depression and its onset. These dense sounds take on the sonic equivalent of grasses, thickets, and groves of trees. Melancholy, we could say, has set in and is firmly entrenched. As and when the poet enters the dim dark forests accompanying the nightingale, we find images of nature rich in the typically Keatsian flavour of romantic sensuousness.
Keats weaves this dense tapestry of vowel and consonant sounds in order to convey the sense of Dionysian abandon at the heart of the second stanza. There are many more, but those are just a few basics. In one stanzer of the song the lyrics 'I swallow the sound and it swallows me whole Till there's nothing left inside my soul' This use of personification then allows the audience to visualise this destructive idea that Florence is trying to convey. The fits and starts imitate the onset of melancholy—that is, moodiness, hyperactivity followed by loss of desire. Once again, the speaker struggles with the dissonance between his idealism and the realities of the world.
Keats uses consonance to give the line a sound that suits the imagery it describes. Keats uses repetition, punctuation, and run-ons to slow the rhythm down. Bacchus is an allusion to the Roman god of wine and revelry. This song is similar to a ballad telling the story of someone he feels very strongly about and feels they are the most ideal aspect of his life. Keats was a morbid person and was more than normally morose because of the recent death of his brother Tom from a wasting illness Tuberculosis.