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Wider time span than story itself.
Heroic couplets reflect characters/story
Iambic pentameter typical of Greek Mythology
Couplets run over rhyme scheme to progress to end/sense of continuous motion.
2 books // 21 cantos MYTH
Omniscient reliable as they sound practised " Upon a time"
Cynical tone (predominantly) human endeavour often falls short of expectation. Truth:
Direct and reported speech.
Classic Greek legend Mythological associations.
Enhanced by stock characters and foils and archaic language.
Very descriptive / pictorial.
Concrete details "Crete" sense of realism.
Binary opposites and oxymorons ; "wither'd and adored", reflect Keats' conflicted personality.
Sensuous and opulent description
Exotic at time of reception "eyed like a peacock"
Natural imagery anti industrialisation?
Dream vs. Reality
Gods vs. Mortals
Danger / entrapment of women
Women as a paradox
Romantic subjunction of women