In this study I will be comparing the 2 poems, To Autumn and Ozymandias.

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In this study I will be comparing the 2 poems, To Autumn and Ozymandias. I have chosen these two poems because out of the four that we have looked at, I have found these to be the most interesting. In this study I will be comparing the 2 poems, To Autumn and Ozymandias. I have chosen these two poems because out of the four that we have looked at, I have found these to be the most interesting. Ozymandias revolves more around time than nature, whereas To Autumn revolves around nature more than time. Ozymandias is on the surface a nice little tale of a big bad man who made a statue that has been destroyed. However if you probe at it, you realise that it is actually all about time and nature destroying everything. I shall go…show more content…
For example, the first stanza is to do with life and growth ("ripeness", "budding", "plump"), the second is about laziness and inactivity ("sitting careless", "half reap'd", "sound asleep") and the third stanza is about death ("soft-dying", "mourn", "dies"). I think this shows Keats' view on life; that we are born, we live, and then we die. Another thing that I think this poem shows about Keats is his view on death. I believe that after death, there is nothing to be feared, as if you look at his poem. After the 1st half of the 3rd stanza, all the death seems to have been left behind. It is very musical ("bleat", "sing", "whistles") which I think shows that Keats believes that after death you go to heaven. As well as all this, one other thing that I can deduce from reading John Keats' poem, is that he doesn't think that time should be wasted. His three stanzas all represent the senses of the human body; the first stanza is on touch, feel and taste ("sweet", "ripeness", "fruit"), the second is on sight and smell ("seen", "fume", "watchest") and the third is on hearing ("songs", "music", "sing"). He has included this, I think, to show us that we should use our senses, and not let them go to waste. Another point that I think agrees with my conclusion is that in the second stanza it talks of laziness and of inactivity, and also mentions a "hook" which is closely related to the scythe of the Grim Reaper. In comparison to this, in

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