Write an essay outline/plan on the poem "On the grasshopper and the cricket" that discusses and explains the use of imagery in 5 paragraphs. "On the grasshopper and the cricket" by John Keats

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Keats' thesis is that "the poetry of the earth is never dead," and most people read the poem as a celebration of the enduring beauty of nature. However, upon closer inspection, it is clear that the poem is concerned specifically with sound. It is the grasshopper's voice that "takes the lead" in celebrating summer after the birds have fallen silent; similarly, it is the cricket's song that "in warmth increasing ever" enlivens the otherwise silent winter night. Of course, there is a direct connection between the songs of these insects and Keats' own "song," his poetry, which he hopes will persist in the same way.

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