To Autumn Questions and Answers
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How is nature presented in "To Autumn"?

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Nature is personified (given human traits) and depicted, in autumn, as rich and bountiful.

Nature is first personified as the close friend of the sun, working together with him to overload the world with the fruits of the fall harvest. Nature, for example, produces so many apples that the weight of them bends the boughs of the trees to the ground. Fruits and nuts are ripe and swollen, ready to burst. Late flowers bloom for the bees so that they can make even more...

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