Which line in the poem "On the Grasshopper and Cricket" is similar to the first and expresses the same idea?

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The ninth line of the poem, "The poetry of earth is ceasing never," is the closest in meaning to the first line, "The poetry of earth is never dead." They both make use of the same metaphor, a poetic device where the author compares two unalike things by saying that one thing is another. The beauty and sounds of the earth are said to be a kind of "poetry." Keats suggests that the noises made by birds in spring and the grasshoppers in summer, as well as the silence of the frost in winter and the crickets "song" by the stove, constitute a kind of poetry: these sounds are, at times, rhythmic and expressive, and they never goes away completely. When the birds tire in summer, it is time for the grasshoppers to take "the lead," and when the winter comes, the cricket is warmed by the stove and chirps inside, away from the cold and silence outside. His "song" reminds the speaker of the grasshopper in summer.

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The first line of the poem is "The Poetry of earth is never dead." What Keats means by this is that, whatever the weather, whatever the season, there is a life force in nature that never dies. In the first part of the poem, that force manifests itself in the merry song of the grasshopper, who hops about among the hedges, chirping away, while the birds seek relief in the shade from the burning summer sun.

Later on, we have the similar line "The poetry of earth is ceasing never." This time, we're in the depths of winter, and it's the cricket's turn to embody the living force of nature. While all is dark and silent on a cold winter's evening, the cricket sits by a warm stove, loudly singing his joyful song. Though all is silent outside, nature is still very much alive in the form of the happy, chirping cricket.

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