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lapachis8

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Mexico-Spanish
Hi,
I´m working on a Keats poem "To Autum" and came across:
"With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;"

I´m having trouble with eves. I know thatch is the sort of natural roofing they still use in some parts of Cornwall but, what about eves?
I have looked for it on line and just found the usual for eve, but nothing related to roofing. Could somebody please give a hand?
cheers
 
  • lapachis8

    Senior Member
    Mexico-Spanish
    Mgarizona and Se16teddy,
    Thank you!!!! :)

    In the Oxford Anthology of English Literature is written thatch-eves not eaves, by the way. Bartleby´s version is the Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury. 1875.
    The anthology´s version is dated 1819-1820.
    cheers
     

    waspsmakejam

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    UK, English
    This spelling is in Keats' original manuscript.

    There are several strange spellings in "Ode to Autumn". I can remember "wam" (warm) and "hazle" (hazel), but there's more.

    I think its normal to reprint poetry with all the original spelling intact. Poets sometime use archaic or uncommon spellings, or even mispell or invent words, for poetic effect. Personally I think Keats couldn't spell for toffee.
     

    waspsmakejam

    Member
    UK, English
    lapachis8

    I think figuring out what poems mean is always difficult. A good poem can keep me thinking for years!

    Keats is one of my favourites. I hope you're enjoying the poem.

    Wasps
     
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