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Critical analysis of 'Ode to Autumn'.

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GCSE John Keats

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Critical analysis of 'Ode to Autumn'

John Keats was born in 1795. He was known to be a romantic poet; poetry that describes the natural world. The poem ode to autumn was written in 1819. Sadly Keats died in 1820. The poem ode to autumn is about how the season of autumn progresses.

The first stanza of the poem is about the end of summer beginning of autumn. In this stanza Keats uses powerful adjectives to portray the English autumn. A good example of this are the lines,' And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;.........To swell the gourd, and plump he hazel shells.' The adjectives ripeness and plump paint an image in the mind of lots of fruits, they make the reader think of lush colours like red and orange. He describes fruits in this stanza because since autumn is coming there are lots of fruits that will be harvested. Also in the stanza Keats talks about summer. Evidence of this are the lines,' And still more later flowers for the bees.........Until they think warm days will never cease.' These lines explain that it has been a long summer. Keats explains this because

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