To Autumn Questions and Answers
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How does John Keats create vivid images in the poem "To Autumn"?

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The poem β€œTo Autumn” employs words that evoke the five senses, including sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. Keats cleverly and creatively empowers these sense through his use of specific words and expressions. By reading closely, one can sense and truly understand the meaning behind John Keats' work "To Autumn."

Here are some examples of those words and expressions:

Sight: "rosy hue" (line 26), "maturing sun" (line 2), "barred clouds bloom" (line 25)

Sound: "songs of spring" (line 23), "wailful choir small gnats mourn" (line 27), "lambs loud bleat" (line 30), "hedge crickets sing" (line 31), "red breast whistles" (line 32), "swallows twitter" (line 33)

Taste: "fruit with ripeness to the core" (line 6), "plump" (line 7), "sweet kernel" (line 8), "oozings" (line 21)

Smell: "fume of poppies" (line 17), "later flower for the bees" (line 9)

Touch: "season of mists" (line 1), "warm days" (line 10), "hair soft lifted by winnowing wind" (line 15), "light wind lives or dies" (line 29)

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