The sensual imagery of trees bent with the load of apples is very appealing. 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 early evening, and the emptied fields look warm under a pink-tinted sky. How, and to what extent, is this effective for a reader? From nature's perspective, fruit is the mechanism for planting new seeds. His simple love of Nature without any tinge of reflectiveness and ethical meaning finds expression in To Autumn. Progressing from morning to afternoon and then dusk, this logical progression of time through the poem has strong links to the passage of Autumn from beginning, to middle and end and helps to further emphasise the idea of natural cycles. Here all is relaxed and calm, life-accepting.
Keats has always been considered as the poem of the senses, but in this, his final work, it is all the more clear why this attribute is so strongly tied to him. This poem shows an aspect of the natural world and I am going to prove in detail how the techniques used by the poet made me think more deeply about the subject. Although autumn will be followed by the cold and barren winter, winter itself will in turn give way to fresh spring. In this quietude, the gathered themes of the preceding odes find their fullest and most beautiful expression. In terms of both thematic organization and rhyme scheme, each stanza is divided roughly into two parts. No, these babies are ready for chow-time right now.
The three-stanza poem seems to create three distinct stages of Autumn: growth, harvest, and death. Keats has accepted autumn, and connotatively, old age as natural parts and processes them. He was apparently inspired by observing nature; his detailed description of natural occurrences has a pleasant appeal to the readers' senses. To come up with a thesis, answer two related sets of questions: 1. It was not until the ladder part of the eighteenth century that authors began to focus on the supernatural as well as nature.
Why might the rhyme scheme vary—and what effect does it have on you as a reader to have some rhymes close together and others far apart? Think about what physical attributes your season might have, and what personality traits. It is not known the order of composition of these four odes. The first stanza is a celebration of autumn: note the gorgeous, long-vowelled imagery that accompanies the writing, the reference to abundance; although autumn has been taken, in much of British literature, as the start of death, as a melancholy time, Keats has taken it here as a fruitful period of existence. Keats also alludes to a certain unpleasantness connected to Autumn, and links it to a time of death. It is noteworthy that To Autumn is the only major poem of Keats that is completely unsexual. There is no looking before and after in this poem as Keats surrenders himself fully to the rich beauty of the season.
Here, Keats is talking about harvest time. I hope you are going to find at least one interesting thing for yourself. Ode to Autumn is an unconventional appreciation of the autumn season. It surprises the reader with the unusual idea that autumn is a season to rejoice. These are the images that Keats paints for me in this poem through the words that he uses.
Many readers may not notice this on an initial read of the poem, instead focusing on descriptions and adjectives which capture the imagination. He lived a short life as he suffered from tuberculosis, and died in his early twenties. What are they whispering about over there? If these dates are to be believed accurate it would make his life tragically short at only a span of 26 years. What could be more appropriate for autumn than huge pumpkins ripening on the vine? In the next stanza autumn is growing overripe and is lazy with the heaviness of its job. Indeed, the Romantic period provided a shift from reason to belief in the senses and intuition. Similarly, there are a variety of interesting points for interpretation in how transitions between stanzas are handled, and the different ways in which descriptive techniques are used to help progress the poem. The poet has used extensive imagery to create the sensual experience even more enrapturing.
In the hedges the crickets sing, the robin harmonizes in the garden, and swallows twitter overhead. The process of death has set in harvesting the trees is part of that process, which Autumn is no longer participating in. It is said that Ode to. To Autumn is, in a sense, a return to the mood of the Ode on Indolence-«making the moment sufficient to itself. The four odes in question have similarities and differences related to these themes.
Life must go on but it cannot continue in turn give way to fresh spring. Critical Analysis of Ode to Autumn by John Keats John Keats was born in 1795. This indicates that the winter is coming. It is considered the perfect embodiment of poetic form, intent, and effect. However, this is still notable and provides opportunity to analyse the effectiveness of this title. It retains touches of formal rhetoric associated with the ode. Keats also alludes to a certain unpleasantness connected to Autumn, and links it to a time of death.