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'To Autumn', 'Autumn' and 'October Dawn' that each of the poets has different opinions and feelings on Autumn and they also interpret Autumn in their poems in different ways too. The three poets John Keats, John Clare and Ted Hughes

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Introduction

Compare the presentation of Autumn in the three poems We see after reading the poems: 'To Autumn', 'Autumn' and 'October Dawn' that each of the poets has different opinions and feelings on Autumn and they also interpret Autumn in their poems in different ways too. The three poets John Keats, John Clare and Ted Hughes write about the season with admiration and its beauty. All of the poets mentioned above led amazing and bizarre lives living on the edge of brilliance and insanity. With John Keats and John Clare both experiencing breakdowns and having their lives turned upside down and Ted Hughes having troubled marriages, the three of them still managed to come through and write such great and fantastic poems which have become so popular and are still around today. We also see that all the poets had a connection or fascination with the country and although John Keats was the only one who didn't live in the country but he was still able to write great poems on wildlife and the seasons and the countryside. ...read more.

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John Keats seems to go into detail in the surroundings of Autumn when he mentions the 'moss`d cottage-trees' and the 'cyder-press' saying this I think it means he likes that way of life or that he used to live like that and knows what the experience is like. In the next poem which is called 'autumn' and is wrote by John Clare. In this poem the writer has a love of autumn and we see this at the start of the first 3 paragraphs as they all start with 'I love' suggesting that he really actually loves the season autumn and from his background where he grew up he was the son of an agricultural labourer and in this time he may have experienced this. In the poem 'autumn' the poet uses enthusiastic words which make the poem upbeat and lively and puts energy into it, words like 'twirling, flirting by, scramble and hurry and shaking'. When he mentions about leaves and how they twirl by the window pane and there are many more down the lane and when he says 'acorns near the old crow's nest' may suggest that John Clare knows the area he is talking about and is another point that he may used to live there. ...read more.

Conclusion

At the end of 'October Dawn' the poet says 'squeezes the fire at the core of the heart, and now it is about to start' I think this is a good line for an ending as it leaves it with a way of a cliff-hanger but I believe the poet has wrote that ending line because he is a optimistic person because at the start of the poem, Ted Hughes says a glass of wine which was left out was 'half full' suggesting he is an optimistic person and believes that the earth and the wildlife and all the greens will survive through the cold. In the poems 'to autumn' and 'autumn' they both are similar as they put life and energy into their poems and they also go into more detail about the weather and the surroundings and animals. In the two poems just mentioned they just describe how beautiful Autumn is but in 'October dawn' the poet Ted Hughes mentions how October which is the one of the months when Autumn is and he says it is beautiful but it has its downside as it is a danger and threat to greenery and is a fight until autumn is over. ...read more.

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