This poem progresses through images of the pattern of nature's seasons - birth and planting in spring, growth during the summer months and harvest in the autumn. I like how it helps you imagine the weather he is talking about and the feelings of autumn. The next three lines describe the process of threshing grain, a process carried out after the autumn harvest. Personal Response: I am not very fond of poems but this was a very good and interesting poem. Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with apples the mossed cottage trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, And still more, later flowers for the bees, Until they think warm days will never cease, For Summer has o'erbrimmed their clammy cells. Like spring is described as being a more calmer season with birth and new beginning, while winter could be described as harsh and brutal.
When Keats thinks about the flowers of spring and summer, he's thinking about the seeds that are being dropped to bloom next year, and not what happened last year. Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;. Summary: When you start reading the poem, the author explain Personal Response: After reading the poem To Autumn by John Keats, I began to envision as if it were actually autumn. If you do enjoy poetry about nature and its beauties, then you will enjoy this wonderful piece of poetry. In the second stanza the author is now talking about autumn itself. After visual imagery, the poet imagines that soon there will be flowers and bees shall visit them for collecting nectar.
The author describes the feeling, the sights and the smells. First, always look forward, never back. But despite their reputation for intense emotions, the British Romantic poets were not sentimentalists. They vividly explain how they feel about the topic of the poem, and help yo Personal Response: This was a solid poem. Personal Response: I enjoyed reading this poem due to its sense of imagery. He also shows, through imagery, how ripe and plump each of the fruits are. Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind; i Who or what is being talked of here? I will tell all the miracles you have done.
Clouds that bring more darkness are usually associated with gloomy weather and more solemn moods. The wind is smooth, not blowing too hard. Characterization: This poem does not have any characters. Where are the songs of Spring? Again the reference to the granary floor alludes to a pastoral setting which adds to the fresh and comforting mood. Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone who likes poetry. I am not the biggest fan of poetry, but every now and then I'll read one, but it amazes me how poets come up with ideas.
However, many critics think that if Keats hadn't caught tuberculosis and died at the age of 25, he would have gone on to write many more classics. Secondly, one may see it as a reaper, asleep in the half-finished furrow of crops. In the Poem Ode to Autumn, Keats mainly utilizes rustic, vivid, visual and tactile imagery to describe the scenes of Autumn. Keats ends by developing a varied scene of several animals making harmonious noises. In the second stanza, it describes Autumn as a female goddess, often seen sitting on the granary floor, her hair is then lifted by the wind, and seen sleeping in the fields or squeezing the juice from apples. There is both an atmosphere of nostalgia for the warmer, sunny days of summer and of anticipation. In the first stanza autumn is described in more of a maternal character, who is all providing and caring for the creatures of the world with warmth, happiness and food.
What activity was she involved in? The first line of the second stanza is a direct rhetorical question, addressed to Autumn, suggesting that the signs of autumn are everywhere. Before he set out to write this poem, surely knew that the hip thing to do would have been to write a poem in praise of spring, the season of life and rebirth. A remarkably beautiful, sensual pastoral ode to that mellow time of year. He had just returned from a stroll near the town of Winchester in Hampshire, England. Regardless, a wonderful poem to evoke the senses and an appreciation for Autumn.
The season of spring is portrayed as a very rainy, happy season where everything is starting to have life again. Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Overall, I really enjoyed this poem; I think that it was very well written. In the first stanza Keats mainly utilizes flowing imagery with the heartfulness of autumn as a provider for all. In a letter written to Reynolds from Winchester, in September, 1819, Keats says: 'How beautiful the season is now--How fine the air. Besides, autumn has its own music too. First, it is seen as a woman doing the work of winnowing.
How Nature comes alive and sings joyful songs of life. For the bees, it appears as if there is no end to their happy days — summer — as there are some later flowers still blooming in autumn, providing honey to them, even if their sticky combs are over-brimmed. Loved these lines: Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Plot The plot of this story is that Autumn is coming and how everything is changing because of it. Like everything in nature, a human life has its seasons. Many readers count this short-and-sweet beauty as one of their favorites in the English language. He is buried in the same cemetery in Rome as Shelley. This stanza is the main topic of the entire poem itself.
In the third stanza Keats develops a more demanding tone by starting out by questioning Spring. Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind, Or on a half-reaped furrow sound asleep, Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook Spares the next swath and all its twinèd flowers; And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep Steady thy laden head across a brook; Or by a cider-press, with patient look, Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours. It is becoming Autumn which means that everything is getting even more interesting to talk about. The author describes the feeling, the sights and the smells. Where are the songs of Spring? During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from the periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense.
However, he immediately rectifies himself and says there is nothing to worry about the songs of spring as autumn too has its own music. Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,— While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue; Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn Among the river sallows, borne aloft Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies; And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn; Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft; And gathering swallows twitter in the skies. Where are the songs of Spring? Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? In the beginning, he compares autumn with Personal Response: I personally like this poem, because of its detail in it. Besides the gourds are becoming larger and the hazel nuts are being filled with sweet kernels. I never liked stubble-fields so much as now -- aye, better than chilly green of the Spring. Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,--- While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue; Then in a wailful choir, the small gnats mourn Among the river sallows, borne aloft Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies; And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn; Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft, And gathering swallows twitter in the skies. This ode is known for its remarkable sensuous beauty that is crafted by employment of several visual, tactile and auditory imageries together with the personification of autumn as a woman engaged in various autumnal activities.