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Keatsian Ode

Type:  

Structure

 
Description: 

The Keatsian or English Ode is written in iambic pentameter with three verses with rhyme scheme ababcdecde. Each verse has new rhymes, although it follows the same scheme, so technically: ababcdecde fgfghijhij klklmnomno for the whole schmeer. Another expert says it can be any number of verses, and since Keats himself wrote an eight-verser, we’ll agree with him.

 
Attributed to: 

John Keats

 
Origin: 

English

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme:
ababcdecde
fgfghijhij
klklmnomno

Meter: xX xX xX xX xX
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

10

 
Line/Poem Length: 

30

 
See Also:  

Elemental ode, Iambic Pentameter, Ode, Pindaric Ode

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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