Keatsian Ode

Keatsian Ode 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

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Other Odes: Aeolic Ode, Anacreontic Ode, Choral Ode or Pindaric Ode or Dorian Ode,
Cowleyan Ode or Irregular Ode, Horatian Ode, Keatsian or English Ode, Ronsardian Ode

Thematic Odes:
Elegy, Obsequy, Threnody Ode
Elemental Ode
Genethliacum Ode
Encomium or Coronation Ode
Epithalamion or Epithalamium and Protholathiumis
Palinode Ode
Panegyric or Paean
Triumphal Ode
Occasional Verse

My example

Owed to My Coffee Cup (Keatsian Ode)

My coffee cup begins my daily grind.
Oh coffee cup you are my calming friend;
you pacify and organize my mind.
I use you for most any coffee blend,
yet holding drinks is least of what you do.
I hold you sometimes just to strike a pose
It buys me time to think upon my feet –
contemplative while sipping from my brew
you are a point of focus I suppose
while I compose a thought that seems complete.

© Lawrencealot – August 12, 2014

 

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