Read the following poem by John Keats. What type of poem is it?

Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art—
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night,
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like Nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priest-like task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors—
No—yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,[xxii]
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender taken breath,
And so live ever—or else swoon to death.

A. haiku
B. ballad
C. ode
D. sonnet
E. elegy

2 Answer

  • Answer:

    D. sonnet


    Haiku is short form of Japanese Poetry. This text is too long to be a Haiku. A ballad is typically arranged in quatrains and also, usually narrative. An Ode is a lyrical stanza which is usually written as a praise to someone or something. An elegy is a form of poem that is written in elegiac couplets. This is a sonnet with follows the structure of an Italian sonnet, apparently: "a sonnet consisting of an octave rhyming abba abba and a sestet rhyming in any of various patterns"

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