Narrative in Sound: “On the Sea” by John Keats


With the springing of the postclassical narratology, lyric poetry, which has been long excluded from traditional narratological studies, has aroused increasing attention in recent years. As sound effect is one of the unique stylistic features of lyric poetry, it can be regarded as unique narrative “discourse” of it to tell the “story”. By probing into the acoustic effect of John Keats’ “On the Sea”, this article aims to uncover the narrative represented from the dimension of sound.

Keywords: John Keats, Narrative, sea, sound

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