Ode to autumn not a poem? Essay

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Ode to autumn not a poem?

J. Keats utilizes a vast array of vocabulary and diction in Ode to autumn. Yet with these
layers upon layers of vocabulary comes a disintegration of the rawest form of human being:
Emotion. Sometimes, the best form of emotion is a heartfelt prose without metaphors or
imagery. It is a tool every writer learns to use, the ability to convey emotion. Loss,
joy, anger, writers are able to find a way to express their emotion through the thickest
of metaphors. If the writer is not able to convey a certain emotion, doesn't that defeat
the purpose of writing a poem? Www.dictionary.com defines a poem as:

Po•em Pronunciation Key (p m)

1. A verbal composition designed to convey emotions in a vivid and imaginative way,
characterized by the use of language chosen for its sound and suggestive power and by the
use of literary techniques such as meter, metaphor, and rhyme.

Therefore, theoretically speaking, this isn't a poem at all, just a rhyming prose with
intelligent words strewn together.

The choice of presenting this ‘poem' as a descriptive ode was not a very wise decision
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