Good Morning And Thankyou For Tuning Into The Poet 's Voice

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Good morning and thankyou for tuning into The Poet’s Voice. My name is Meg Cuskelly and it’s that time of the week that we all look forward to, here on the show, where we have the privilege to welcome a guest speaker to discuss a poem, poet and period with us. Today, from The Australian National University in Canberra we have Vivienne White, head lecturer in the literature department. Thankyou for joining us Vivienne.

My Pleasure Meg, thankyou for having me on The Poet’s Voice.

The pleasure is all ours. Tell us Vivienne, what have you got to share with us today?

Well Meg, today I will be sharing with you a poem called “Ode on Melancholy”, by the British Romantic poet John Keats, who is arguably the most popular romantic poet of his era. Through a discussion of Keats and a close analysis of the poem I will talk about how “Ode on Melancholy” upholds the dominant ideologies of the romantic period, the period in which the poem was constructed.
First of all, we must delve into John Keats and explore his life a little. John Keats was born on the 31st of October, 1795, in London where he lived with his father, mother and three younger siblings. He attended the local school as a child, and went to John Clarke’s boarding school when he was eight years old, as his parents couldn’t afford the local private schools. This was the year that Keats’ father died, and only 6 years later, in 1810, he also lost his mother. Bit of a rough childhood if you ask me.
Once he had said his…

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