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Analysis of Keats' 'Ode To Autumn'Arguably Keats' greatest ode is 'To Autumn'. The poem features many a Romantic quality, particularly through its use of sensual
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Analysis of Keats' 'Ode To Autumn'
Arguably Keats' greatest ode is 'To Autumn'. The poem features many a Romantic quality, particularly through its use of sensual imagery which appeals to all aspects of the human senses. The time the poem was written is crucial to its interpretation, as behind Keats' vivid use of description and imagery lies a much deeper message. Keats is not just talking about autumn; he is talking about life, and more relevantly, the end of it. 'To Autumn' clearly expresses Keats' knowledge of his inevitable, and rapidly approaching death. The three stanzas of the poem each carry a unique significance to the message Keats is illustrating. All three consist of eleven lines, and each stanza starts with an alternate rhyme scheme. The poem is written in Iambic Pentameter.
Stanza one represents the beginning of not just autumn, but of a day, and most importantly of life. Keats describes autumn as the season of "mists"; this could be seen not only as a description of autumn, but also of the morning. This consequently enhances the idea of the beginning. Stanza one uses an abundance of tactile imagery to help the reader share Keats'
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