Keats quotes: Isabel

Seyi Ogunbusola
Flashcards by Seyi Ogunbusola, updated more than 1 year ago
Seyi Ogunbusola
Created by Seyi Ogunbusola over 1 year ago
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A level English Flashcards on Keats quotes: Isabel, created by Seyi Ogunbusola on 05/19/2019.

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"poor isabel, poor simple Isabel!" setting up of the tragic victim Isabel, first words spoken, portrays her as a weak character
"with mourn their love grew tenderer, with every eve deeper and tender still" build up for their tragic downfall, suggests that there will be a disruption in order (dramatic irony)
"believe how i love thee" Lorenzo confessing his love for Isabel, considered to be his hamartia, a turning point within the poem
"grew like a lusty flower in Junes caress" natural imagery used to show their love. natural pastoral imagery, also some sexual undertones
"bowed a fair greeting to these serpents whine" shows Lorenzo's innocence and blindness towards the brothers plotting. Serpents: religious connotations
"in torched mines and noisy factories" separation of the wold of love from the real world --> world that the brothers live in
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