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John Keats - Ode To Autumn.
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John Keats-Ode To Autumn
This is the last poem Keats wrote and is an ode, which is a lyric poem addressed to a person or thing and deals with one main idea. The romantic poets like Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats used this form of poem a lot. The Romantics wrote of many things in their poems and believed their emotions and their imagination were very important. In this poem the main subject is autumn which Keats relates to love, death and immortality (Romantics were interested in these areas). He describes Autumn's rich images and uses them as symbols for his own feelings. Keats uses a mature language to convey a 'Romantics' view of Autumn and nature.
In the first stanza we are straight away led into the idea of something which is warm, pleasant, smooth and full of richness - autumn.. The word autumn is never used except in the title so we only know it's autumn because of the way Keats paints us a picture with words. With words like "mellow" and "fruitfulness" being used. Keats then talks of the sun and how it ripens everything in a completed and full way, "And fill all fruit
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