Ode to Autumn by John Keats Essay

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Ode to Autumn by John Keats This poem that I am going to be focusing on is titled "Ode to Autumn", written by John Keats. This poem shows an aspect of the natural world and I am going to prove in detail how the techniques used by the poet made me think more deeply about the subject. The title of this poem is "Ode to Autumn". This is basically what the poem is about. The poem focuses on autumn, one of the four seasons. I am going to be focusing on two techniques used by the poet which are mood and word choice. Autumn is known to us as a season heading into the cold winter. However, the poet expresses Autumn as a fun-filling and a season with numerous activities. The poem was written around two…show more content…
These verbs are found in line five, seven and eight of stanza one. There are such as 'to bend', 'to swell' and 'to set budding'. The use of verbs in this early part of this poem is effective in creating a sense of motion and it makes the reader think deeply about he kind of autumn that the poet is describing. Finally, in the first stanza, the poet uses repetition to also convey and image of plenty. The expression "to set budding more and still more" shows that there is plenty. It also shows something infinite. The poet uses the repetition of the word 'more' to convey this image. This type of technique used is very effective as it increases the emphasis on the right message that the poet is trying to carry across. The second stanza focuses on the behaviour of the poet and how he reacted to autumn. It also shows how relaxing autumn was. Again, the poet starts the stanza with an expression, this time a question. "Who hath not seen Thee oft amid thy store?" The poet then goes on to answer this question. The third line in the second stanza reads "sitting on a granary floor". This suggests that the poet was relaxing on the granary floor in a laid back atmosphere. The poet uses the word choice 'winnowing' before including the word wind. This technique is effective because it brings in a sense of motion in the wind and the word 'winnowing'
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