Analysis of Keats' To Autumn John Keats' poem To Autumn is essentially an ode to Autumn and the change of seasons. He was apparently inspired by observing nature; his detailed description of natural occurrences has a pleasant appeal to the readers' senses. Keats also alludes to a certain unpleasantness connected to Autumn, and links it to a time of death. However, Keats' association between stages of Autumn and the process of dying does not take away from the "ode" effect of the poem.
An Intertextual Analysis Tennyson is known for his word paintings—the use of words that conjure pictures. Word paintings, according to Benjamin are produced by “the imagination” and by “certain tricks of light and colour which produce the desired effect on the eye of the beholder (1931, p. 355). Stylistically, these word paintings consist of metaphors and similes, and noun phrases that contain colour and sensory adjectives and adverbs. Some examples from TLE (1969/1987, p. 469) that are instances
enjoyable poem. I take delight in it, even though I recognize in it some inadequacy. But, frankly, I like it best of all of Keats's work and know it by memory. It all comes together nicely and has an exceptionally fine ending.I do not discern any particular interpretative problems with this work. The poem is a lyrical evocation of autumn with a complex tonal blend which both celebrates autumn's fullness and wistfully regrets its sense of loss and ending. There is nothing in the poem which induces
In the poem "Ode to Autumn" by John Keats, my initial thoughts of this work is how the author does a beautiful job describing the season. The way that he makes his words come to life. The poem makes you feel as if you are right there in the midst of autumn. As I read through the poem, it was as if I could inhale the autumn air. I think the thing that I loved most about this piece is the mere fact that it is my most favorite season of the year. When the poem talks about the songs of spring, it tells
S, 1970; Long, AA, 1985] This led to a movement in philosophical thought in both eras that examined ways to improve the human condition. Both Keats and Greek philosophers saw attaining pleasure as the means of achieving this objective. AA Long’s analysis of Epicureanism enables me to develop an understanding of Epicureanism in order for me to develop my own critical perspective on John Keats as AA long is a primary and reliable source as he is a British and American classical scholar and professor