He was apparently inspired by observing nature; his detailed description of natural occurrences has a pleasant appeal to the readers' senses. It has spared the margin of the stalks intertwined with flowers. Although the poem contains only three stanzas, Keats has been successful in expressing the beauty, the charm, the symphony of Autumn, and the ageless human activities in the lap of Nature. Over the years it has been interpreted in several different ways, the most recent being a political reading of the poem by a prominent Marxist poet. Ode to Autumn is an unconventional appreciation of the autumn season.
He was born in a livery stable just north of London and he died in Piazza di Spanga in Rome. The question is for the reader to respond: who has not seen you in the store? See pages 3 and 4 for examples of introductory paragraphs. The bees are humming on these flowers. The swallows gather, and twitter joyfully as they take to the sky. I argue that, in this progression from ripeness to satiety to death, Keats develops the idea that to experience the beauty of life at its very fullest is also to approach the inevitability of death, and that life and death are thus inextricably intertwined. No matter how far we are from our school days, fall retains the air of fresh beginnings.
There are three stanzas in this poem, with eleven lines in each stanza. The end of summer is literally the fruition, the completion of a phenomenon of natural and manual labor. Without knowing the meaning behind even the title one cannot understand this poem. This is basically what the poem is about. The first stanza deals primarily with the atmosphere of autumn, while the second addresses autumn in the style of a female goddess, with a trace of the homemaker about her, and the third stanza goes back to the beauty of autumn, advising her not to mourn the loss of springtime, for there is ample life in autumn.
He describes fruits in this stanza because since autumn is coming there are lots of fruits that will be harvested. John Keats and Lord Byron both died young. When given the choice, Keats chooses to be human. The first stanza unfolds the start of autumn, the second describes the harvest time, and the final stanza gives us a clue about the departure of the season. However, when one looks deeper into the poem to find its underlying meanings, one discovers that the tone of the poem is very morbid.
It is just as important as spring that is a sign of new life. Line 7, gourd: family includes squash, pumpkins, and cucumbers;hazel: the hazel tree that produce edible hazelnuts. One must keep in mind the story of Endymion, and the immortal sleep into which he embarks. The personification of autumn in this poem is 1791 Words 8 Pages Findings and Recommendations of the John Craftsman Workplace Injury Case Study Rebecca K. Although, his time as a poet was short he was an essential part of The Romantic period 1789-1832. The feeling of freedom in To Autumn goes on well into the second stanza, but here, Keats leans in closer.
Keats was being neither allegorical, nor Wordsworthian. His method of developing the poem is to heap up imagery typical of autumn. Keats died shortly after writing these Odes, meaning that they offer one of the final glimpses into his writing style and internal thoughts. Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? There are rhymes within many of the lines. It transforms the onlooker into the beautiful object. The pattern carries the reader from one line to the next as they become accustomed to what will come next. Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Rhyme Scheme The rhyme scheme is common for the opening quatrain of each stanza but changes for the septet in the first stanza: 1.
Other poets have thought of Autumn as the season of decay. Gleaning was made illegal shortly before Keats wrote the poem. The explores the phenomenon of the fall season appreciatively. Romanticism… 1815 Words 8 Pages John Keats was an English romantic poet in the early 1800s. You and your teacher may have a different opinion of the sonnet.
These values include equality, the thought that the untutored imagination could produce works as stirring as the mind of the trained artist. It retains touches of formal rhetoric associated with the ode. Where are the songs of spring? So, is To Autumn simply about the season and nothing else? Now that the fruits are grown, the workers harvest the fruit and grains, while Autumn's work is done, and Autumn can merely sit and watch. And most of us are even further from our agricultural roots, making the weather a superficial consideration. The scented landscape in the first stanza, and the music of natural sounds in the last stanza would have been enough for most poets, but the effect would have been incomplete without the figures of the winnower, the reaper, the gleaner and the cider-presser which give a human touch to Autumn.
Our enjoyment of the beauty and peace of the season is disturbed by no romantic longing, no classic aspiration, no looking before and after, no pining, for what is not, no foreboding of winter, no regret for the spring that is gone, and no prophetic thought of other springs to follow. Note the languid, slow feel of the last line 22 with its slow, long vowels, almost an adagio. The analysis of some of the literary devices used in this poem has been given below. We will never fully understand life, not even in a million years. That means the red breast robin that is found near winter time. Keats is speculated to have been born anywhere from October 29th to the 31st in either the year 1795 or 1796. The second stanza is about the middle of autumn.
However, Lord Byron focused on the beauty of sexuality as it relates to womanhood while John Keats focused on the beauty of nature as it relates to the countryside. This had led to many, including Pliny the Elder, to cast Endymion as an astronomer or at least as one who is quite familiar with celestial movements. Sadly Keats died in 1820. Throughout the poem, Keats alludes to the pastoral tradition in poetry, a form of poetic writing that celebrates the idea of the countryside and focuses primarily on the description of the surroundings. Although autumn will be followed by the cold and barren winter, winter itself will in turn give way to fresh spring. Stanza 1 There is no doubt that personification is at work in this wonderfully balanced ode.