To Autumn Questions and Answers
by John Keats

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Which expressions in the first stanza tell us of the abundance and ripeness of the season?  

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The speaker describes how the season of autumn conspires with its friend, the sun, "how to load and bless / With fruit" all the vines that grow across the roofs of the thatched cottages (lines 3–4). Season and sun seem to want to make the trees so heavy with fruit that the limbs will "bend with apples" (5). Words like load and bend help to...

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