Tone in Ode on Melancholy
Tone Examples in Ode on Melancholy:
Ode on Melancholy 1
"No, no, go not..." See in text (Ode on Melancholy)
The poem begins with a barrage of negative, commanding words, preparing the reader for a lesson. As the speaker’s plea—a request to the sorrowful not to numb or kill themselves—becomes clear, the arresting tone of these initial words makes sense.