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By comparing Boccacios 'Lisabetta' and keats's 'Isabella' what do we learn about Keats's interests in his writing?
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By comparing Boccacios 'Lisabetta' and keats's 'Isabella' what do we learn about Keats's interests in his writing
In Keats's version of 'Decameron' he uses the original as a base to reflect his own style and writing techniques. He basically makes it his own and he does this in a number of ways. The most obvious of these adaptations is the fact that Keats has turned a novel style piece of writing into poetic verse.
'Fair Isabel, poor simple Isabel!
Lorenzo, a young palmer in loves eye!'
This is the first two lines of Keats's Isabella, from the start Keats uses imaginative description, this again is another difference of the two. Boccaccio's writing is far more factual, this creates a good affect but Keats chooses the other option and lets his imagination and also the reader's imagination to tell the story.
'Know then that there were at Messina three young men, that were brothers and merchants, who were left very rich on the death of their father'
As you can see by comparing the two beginnings of each piece, it is easy to see their differences already. In the beginning of Keats's version
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