To Autumn By John Keats


One of the greatest poets of the English language, John Keats, wrote a beautiful ode “To Autumn.” This poem is composed of three parts and each of the parts represents the transition of the season of autumn. First part is about ready to harvest, the second part is in the middle of the harvest, and the last part of this poem shows his empty feeling after the harvest. As well as all men have life cycle, “To Autumn” connects to Keats’ own life. And he is celebrating the music of autumn with his own beautiful music. The description of the autumn is elegant, rich, serene, and grave in all its details, and it is profound and civilized.
In the first stanza, sound of line makes the image bulge ...

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solid and nutty to touch (line 7). The last three lines in the first stanza move heavily and lazily to that most summary of the sounds; the distant buzzing of bees, “later flowers for the bees” (line 9). The low sibilants and thrice repeated the sound of “mm” of the last line bring hearing activity into play, along with the sight, taste and touch are mobilized by the stanza, so that all senses are united in the act of vigorous response. The rhythm mounts slowly through the single sentence of the stanza, accumulated impressions and a sense of energetic and continuing life.
In the second stanza, Keats populates the landscape and finds the character of old Autumn himself embodied in the daily labors of harvest-time. In the first line of his opening question, the tone is familiar and affectionate (line 12). The second line in this stanza, “Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find” reminds me of saying to a child, “if you look carefully, you’ll see fairies.” And the season is found ...

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