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Discuss the creation and purpose of a strong senseof setting and atmosphere

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Discuss the creation and purpose of a strong sense of setting and atmosphere Poets use a strong sense of setting and atmosphere in their poems to get across the emotions and content of their writing. "To Autumn" and "Ode on Melancholy" create a strong sense of setting and atmosphere. These two poems are both Odes. Odes are very thoughtful poems and are usually dedicated to someone or something. Also Odes are very disciplined in the way they are written, in terms of structure. Both poems are written by an author named John Keats. John Keats had a very hard life, in that he watched his mother and brother die from what is now know as leukaemia. He also knew that he would die from the same disease. Therefore John Keats may have observed things differently and was more appreciative of things. He seemed to be able to pick out the positive things when times were bad, especially "Ode on Melancholy". ...read more.

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This line suggests, summer has come to an end because all the goodness of summer is full and is beginning to over flow into autumn. I think Keats is putting across autumn being as good as summer or even better. For it's a time of Harvest. But like most things, they must come to an end. This is where the setting, atmosphere and tone changes. Keats starts the last verse with a rhetorical question. "Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?" The setting is beginning to change from an autumn setting to a spring one. This is why Keats is wondering were spring is. It's rhetorical because Keats doesn't need an answer, he goes on to explain. The purpose for the rhetorical question is, it may possibly make the reader think to him or herself before reading on. This is also just another way in which Keats can express his feelings and emotions on the topic. ...read more.

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This may imply how quickly this extreme depression of melancholy can vanish. Keats uses personification on melancholy, turning it into a beautiful woman. She dwells with Beauty-Beauty that must die;" Keats is hinting at melancholy not being such a bad thing, for if you over come it the melancholy will die away. The same with a woman's beauty, as a woman becomes old her beauty fades. I think the word "Veil'd Melancholy" means you don't always understand it but your stuck with it and sometimes you don't really see it. Unlike "To Autumn" "Ode on Melancholy" definitely has a moral and philosophical content to it. Which is you can't enjoy pleasure or happiness unless you've experienced sadness. And enjoy it while it last because it won't last forever. A strong sense in atmosphere and setting is important to help get across a poets emotions and feelings to the reader. That is one of its main purposes. To create a strong sense in atmosphere and setting, poets use poetic devices, a good choice of vocabulary and adjectives. Rhys Roydon ...read more.

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