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Shvoong Home>Books>Poetry>Summary on John Keats'-"Ode on Melancholy" Review

Summary on John Keats'-"Ode on Melancholy"

Book Review   by:akso6o175     Original Author: Andy Kester Sawian
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John Keats begins the 'Ode on Melancholy' with a forbidden note, not to go to 'Lethe'; Classical Mythology. A river in Hades whose water caused forgetfulness of the past in those who drank of it: (usually lowercase) forgetfulness; Lethe Greek Mythology The river of forgetfulness, one of the five rivers in Hades: A condition of forgetfulness; oblivion; neither twist wolf's bane; a poisonous plant; tight rooted for its poisonous wine, nor suffer its pale forehead to be kissed. Towards late evening to cuddle himself with a nightshade; a poisonous herb; under the ruby grape of 'Prosperpine'; Prosperpina, daughter of Demeter, the corn goddess, who was carried away by Pluto to be his queen of the Underworld. Not to make his rosary; counting beads as used by devotees while praying; out of yew berries; the yew is an emblem of mourning; not to let the beetle; the sacred scrarab of Egypt was regarded as a symbol resurrection of the soul and hence was placed with the dead in coffins; nor the dead moth; a moth with markings resembling the human skull; be his mournful Psyche; in classical mythology, the soul symbolized by the butterfly; nor join hands as in partnership with the downy owl in one's sorrowful mysteries. From shade to shade, melancholy will come too drowsily and drown the wakeful anguish of the soul.
           Melancholy will come in a fit of surprise in a sudden manner, dropped down from heaven like a weeping cloud that fosters; to promote the growth or development of; further; encourage: to bring up, raise, or rear, as a foster child: to care for or cherish: to feed or nourish; and droops; to sag, sink, bend, or hang down, as from weakness, exhaustion, or lack of support: to fall into a state of physical weakness; flag; fail: to lose spirit or courage: to descend, as the sun; sink: the heads of all flowers around. This weeping cloud can hide the green hill in an April shroud; a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial: something that covers or conceals like a garment: a shroud of rain. One can glut; to feed or fill to satiety; sate: to glut the appetite: to feed or fill to excess; cloy: to flood (the market) with a particular item or service so that the supply greatly exceeds the demand: to choke up: to glut a channel. One’s own sorrow on a morning rose, or on the rainbow of the salt sand wave, or on the wealth of globed peonies;
Any of various garden plants of the genus Paeonia, having large, variously colored flowers with numerous stamens and several pistils.
            Keats love of his life dwells with beauty that must die and her joy whose hands are forever at his lips bidding; to command; order; direct: to express: to summon by invitation; invite; adieu ; good-bye; farewell: the act of leaving or departing; farewell: Use adieu in a Sentence
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Search adieu on the WebAnd aching pleasures nigh. Turning to poison while the bee-mouth sips in the very temple of delight veiled; having a veil: covered or concealed by, or as if by, a veil: not openly or directly expressed; masked; disguised; hidden; obscure: lacking clarity or distinctness; melancholy has her Sovran; sovereign; shrine. Though none had seen those who saved him to a strenuous; characterized by vigorous exertion, as action, efforts, life, etc.: demanding or requiring vigorous exertion; laborious: vigorous, energetic, or zealously active; tongue can burst joy's grapes against his palate; Anatomy. The roof of the mouth, consisting of an anterior bony portion (hard palate) and a posterior muscular portion (soft palate) that separates the oral cavity from the nasal cavity: the sense of taste: intellectual or aesthetic taste; mental appreciation; fine. His soul shall taste the sadness of her might and be among the cloudy trophies that are hung.

Published: July 05, 2010   
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