This struck me so much in my Sunday's walk that I composed upon it. In the third stanza, the poem says that Autumn wonders where the spring songs have gone, but listens to their own song of Autumn. They vividly explain how they feel about the topic of the poem, and help yo Personal Response: This was a solid poem. Analogous to how a person might rely upon a close friend to provide support. Normally when you read a short poem, you don't expect to enjoy it or get a good understanding as you would a longer, more complex poem.
The reason why this poem is called To Autumn, is because he explains the different seasons, and how autumn comes and goes every year. 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. Characterization: You don't really get characters, nor the less you get to understand the seasons personalities. This stanza is the main topic of the entire poem itself. This seems significant, especially since the season after often symbolizes death.
The author also describes what nature does during this time of the year and all of the beauty that comes with the beautiful season of Autumn. The beautiful word pictures and various visual and tactile imageries make the stanza a well-crafted one. However, the title of the poem is To Autumn, therefore it explains how the season of autumn comes about and goes. 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. He died at the age of 25, only two years after completing this poem.
She can be seen sitting carelessly on the granary floor as she was engaged in winnowing work, i. It is the season of mists and the ripening of fruit. Who could forget the frequent reports of self-ignited hay stack fires in the local newspaper. As you read through the poem, you get an almost exact picture in your mind of what autumn looks, sounds, feels, and smells like. The bees have collected a lot of honey during summer, yet the presence of the later flowers makes them collect more and add it to their collection which is now over-filled in their sticky cells.
How Nature comes alive and sings joyful songs of life. I'm not completely sure about this—please, someone correct me if I'm wrong—but I believe this was his final work. The author uses great words to describe. Note the allusion to honeycombs in the last two lines that create an image of honey oozing from the comb in the phrase o'erbrimmed their clammy cells. References to ripe apples weighing down the branches of trees, all fruits and nuts mature and sweet, bees feasting on flowers. Plot The plot of this story is that Autumn is coming and how everything is changing because of it.
She can also be seen as a gleaner, crossing a brook and keeping her head steady. To view it, Personal Response I think that I didn't really hate this mostly due to the fact that it took me about 1 and a half minutes to read. The poem begins with the concrete images of autumn and ends on the images of approaching winter. Loved these lines: Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? He explains summer as the time where fruits and vines are at their peaks. Personal Response: After reading the poem To Autumn by John Keats, I began to envision as if it were actually autumn. All parts of the cycle have an important beautiful part.
In the final stanza, the poet appears to be overwhelmed by a pessimistic idea and asks about the sweet music of spring which is absent in autumn. Recommendation: I recommend this poem to students in high school due to the difficulty of the poem. 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-reap'd furrow sound asleep, Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy hook Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers: And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep Steady thy laden head across a brook; Or by a cyder-press, with patient look, Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours. This poem is very well portrayed in a sense that John Keats knows how to express the meaning of his words and blend them with his poems. 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. He had just returned from a stroll near the town of Winchester in Hampshire, England.
As you read through the poem, you get an almost exact picture in your mind of what autumn looks, sounds, feels, and smells like. The description of the landscape is perfect. 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. This poem is a reminder of those days. First, always look forward, never back. You can really tell how in depth the author goes with this poem by just his use of describing words as if you are actually there experiencing it with the author.