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What is a comparison of Keat's poems "Ode to a Nightingale" and "To Autumn"? What do these poems say about Keats as a poet?

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Both "Ode to a Nightingale" and "To Autumn" possess the distinctive qualities of the poetry of John Keats: a paced, gracious movement of line and a concreteness of details which have tremendous sensory appeal, accompanied by a delight in the sheer existence of things outside himself. That is, as he composed his verses, Keats tried to immerse himself within that which he admired through the use of "sympathetic imagination."

In "Ode to a Nightingale," Keats feels a tranquil and continuous joy in the song of the little bird that he feels as though his spirit flies with it:

Away! away! for I will fly to thee,...
...on the the viewless wings of Poesy...
Already with thee! tender is the night....

Similarly, in "To Autumn" the poet feels delight in the season that "hast thy music, too." As in "Ode to a Nightingale," the poet delights in the songs of nature:

Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering...

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