At a glance:
- Author: John Keats
- First Published: 1820
- Type of Poem: Ode
- Genres: Poetry, Lyric poetry, Ode
- Subjects: Flowers, Farms, farmers, or farming, Women, Winter, Bees, Sun, Autumn, Spring
“To Autumn” is an ode divided in three eleven-line stanzas. John Keats employs an elaborate rhyme scheme, setting off with a semicolon the first four lines as a syntactic unit rhyming abab from the next seven lines, which rhyme cdecdde. An ode is a serious and dignified lyric poem, usually fairly long, written in an elevated style and adhering to a stanzaic form.
In this ode, Keats personifies autumn, attributing human qualities to the season. The first stanza gives a general personification of autumn; in the second and third stanzas, the...
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