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  • To Autumn
    Ostensibly, Keats's "To Autumn" is a paean of praise to this most inspirational of seasons. But, as is always the case with Keats, there is considerably more to this than meets the eye—a richer,...

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    The meter used in “To Autumn” is iambic pentameter, which means that each line of the poem is comprised of five iambic feet (unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable). For...

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    You are being asked to analyze John Keats poem “To Autumn” in order to decide what you enjoy about reading it. This question requires you to form an opinion based on the form, meaning, sound,...

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    The theme of "To Autumn" is the transitory quality of nature. In one of the marvelous letters written by Keats to friends, he explained that he composed "To Autumn" because Somehow a stubble plain...

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    John Keats' "To Autumn" is full of rich figurative language, and similes are certainly included (as a reminder, similes are comparisons that use "like" or "as"). In fact, one of my favorite...

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  • To Autumn
    The personification of autumn begins immediately in the first stanza. Autumn and the sun are compared to a pair of people whispering secrets to each other. Season of mists and mellow...

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  • To Autumn
    This poem by John Keats, one of the most well-known Romantic poets, is in the form known as an ode, which is a type of poem that is usually intended to celebrate a particular person or thing. The...

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  • To Autumn
    As always, it's difficult to say what the single most important message of a particular work of literature is, and John Keats' "To Autumn" is no different. However, it is possible to say what one...

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  • To Autumn
    Personification is the literary device in which a non-human object or animal is represented as having human qualities. In “To Autumn” by John Keats, the second stanza constructs the idea that...

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  • To Autumn
    The first two stanzas are powerful because of their rich, luxuriant imagery, describing autumn's bounty in ways we can see, smell and sense. Autumn is depicted or personified as a human being who...

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    In "To Autumn," John Keats utilizes many literary devices. However, my personal favorite is his use of personification in relation to the season of autumn. As an example of this device, take a look...

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  • To Autumn
    This ode is about a moment in time but it also is about change and transformation. Therefore, time is a significant theme here. Consider the first two lines: Season of mists and mellow...

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    One of Keats's greatest poems, "To Autumn," is at first glance a seemingly simple description of a season. Keats describes classic autumn scenes in the first and third stanzas, and in the second he...

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  • To Autumn
    The poem observes the natural world in autumn by delineating a number of sights, sounds, and pastimes that place humans beings squarely in the season's midst. There is also a theme of nature's...

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  • To Autumn
    Nature is presented in all its bounty and fruitfulness in John Keats's mellifluous ode. It is of particular note that in the second stanza in which Keats describes all of nature's gifts, he creates...

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  • To Autumn
    As the other, excellent answer to this question suggests, John Keats' "To Autumn" ends with a description of the cyclical nature of life and the seasons. However, Keats also provides resolution in...

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  • To Autumn
    The poem “To 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...

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    If a writer uses onomatopoeia, he or she (usually a poet) uses words that mimic or echo the actual thing described. For example, the word "run" has nothing to do with the sound you make when you're...

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  • To Autumn
    There is great love for autumn. What makes this point even starker is that the first stanza is addressed to a different season, summer. Keats is saying that summer is beautiful, as things mature...

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  • To Autumn
    Romanticism has a few key features. There is typically a sense of carpe diem surrounding pieces of romantic literature. It is generally focused on emotions versus logic, which is a direct break...

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  • To Autumn
    The poem "Ode to Autumn" by John Keats is a masterpiece. The structure is beautifully crafted. Here are some points to bear in mind. First, there are three stanzas. Second, the meter is iambic...

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  • To Autumn
    At the outset, I think that it should be noted that Keats might not readily accept any sort of literary theory with social or political implications attached to his work. Keats's entire aesthetic...

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  • To Autumn
    In the first stanza of "To Autumn," Keats personifies autumn as one who is friends with the sun. The personified autumn and sun "conspire" on how to bring fruit and vegetation to their most ripe...

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  • To Autumn
    There are many literary flourishing in the poem. First, there is a progression in the poem. Stanza one is about the morning, stanza two is about the afternoon, and stanza three deals with evening....

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  • To Autumn
    A characteristic of Keats is his amazing ability to develop an idea to its extreme with great intellectual flexibility, and his "To Autumn" in its form and content is evidence of this ability. In...

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  • To Autumn
    In the first stanza, the speaker describes the autumn as a harvest time. Everything is bursting with "fruitfulness." Things are so full and ripe that, following the summer, the bees "think warm...

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  • To Autumn
    The poet Shelley once called John Keats a 'Greek'--of course, the Englishman Keats wasnt a Greek in the usual sense but in the sense of being influenced by Greek mythology, literature and culture,...

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    "To Autumn" has a relatively intricate rhyme scheme of abab cdedccee in the first stanza and the 2nd and third stanzas are abab cdecdde. The ode describes autumn and in the second and third...

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  • To Autumn
    "To Autumn" goes way beyond just mere appreciation. Keats' poem does appreciate and glorify the season, but a deeper reading of the poem suggests a theme of peace through acceptance. The autumn...

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  • To Autumn
    "Until they think warm days will never chase, For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells." These are the tenth and eleventh lines of John Keats' poem "To Autumn." He writes the poem in 1819...

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  • To Autumn
    Keats is using personification throughout this poem as he compares the changes in the seasons to the relationship between a woman (autumn) and a man (the sun). In this poem, Keats is looking back...

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  • To Autumn
    In the poem "To Autumn," the season of autumn is personified in various ways. First, the autumn is personified as a close friend of the sun. In fact, the autumn and the sun are "close bosom"...

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  • To Autumn
    First, let's differentiate the differences between archaic words and uncommon words and uncommon usage of words. These are three different things though they may be confused with each other....

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  • To Autumn
    You might want to consider the way that Keats uses alliteration as part of the sound effect of this tremendous poem to create an image of the richness of autumn and how nature burgeons at this time...

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    “To Autumn” is rich in imagery, evoking the perceptions of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Each stanza highlights one of the senses. The first stanza especially evokes the senses of...

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    Keats uses both synecdoche and metonymy in the first and second stanzas. Specifically, however, the metonyms in stanza one are the thatch-eaves, which represent the people who live in the houses so...

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    The poem progresses in accord with qualities or powers given to Autumn. In stanza one Autumn is an internal force, expanding and making the world grow. In stanza two, Autumn is manifested in human...

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    In the first stanza, Autumn is personified in his prime, actively “conspiring” with his “close bosom-friend,” the sun, to “load” and set budding all growing things. Here is Autumn, the...

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    In his ode, "To Autumn," John Keats personifies the season of Autumn, who is given the attributes of a woman. This woman of Autumn is united with the Close bosom-friends of the maturing sun;...

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  • To Autumn
    Keats's "To Autumn" is a poem of description and rich imagery; much of the imagery looks to work against the stereotype of autumn as a time of withering and waning (moving toward winter). As you...

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  • To Autumn
    John Keats' "To Autumn" is an ode, which is a lyric poem that addresses and honors a subject--in this case, nature. Romantics, as you know, esteem nature. The poem also uses the metaphor of...

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  • To Autumn
    Keats's "To Autumn" uses many literary devices, but several stand out as contributing majorly to the structure of the poem. The first of these literary devices is apostrophe. Apostrophe is when...

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  • To Autumn
    We can help you get started on this. The poem is about the season, autumn, so to find metaphors and other figures of speech, look at each line to find how the poet describes the season. What do you...

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  • To Autumn
    Ode to Autumn serializes the season in a set of beautiful images, unifying man and nature, emotion and intellect. The enabling personifications of the season reach a flash-point with the final...

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  • To Autumn
    Let's talk first about how to divide the day into four stages, which we can then use to talk about life stages and seasons. First is morning, from sunrise until the sun peaks in the sky. Second is...

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  • To Autumn
    There are different aspects to Autumn given in this poem, but I would say overall that Autumn is portrayed as a generous and mellow (not too busy or driven or stressed out) woman. In the first...

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  • To Autumn
    As your question presupposes, there are different types of discourse going on in this poem. In the first stanza, the speaker is merely describing autumn, and he uses a great deal of physical,...

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  • To Autumn
    In a letter to a friend named Reynolds, Keats explained that he composed "To Autumn" because Somehow a stubble plain looks warm--in the same way that some pictures look warm--this struck me so...

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  • To Autumn
    Nature poems tend to focus entirely on nature-on how it looks, smells, feels, makes people feel, how it inspires fear, love, dread, awe and amazement in people. In the poem "To Autumn" by John...

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  • To Autumn
    Autumn which is the 'season of mists and mellow fruitfulness' shall be succeeded by winter. Winter marks the end of the process of fruition and ripeness characteristic of autumn. The spring which...

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