Romantic Poets and Their Response to Nature Essay

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Romantic Poets and Their Response to Nature Consider how the romantic poets have responded to the subject of nature with close references to at least three poems studied. Consider how the romantic poets have responded to the subject of nature with close references to at least three poems studied, comment in detail on: 1. Imagery (e.g. simile, metaphor, personification.) 2. Subject matter/theme 3. Characteristics of the romantic movement Romanticism was a poetic movement of the 19th century, during The French Revolution. The poetry reflected on feelings of everyday events. It was written in a simplistic language so that everyone could understand and appreciate poetry because earlier poetry was written formally with…show more content…
Keats is relying on Nature in the poem to nurture the fruits and plants. He 'loads' the fruits with goodness allowing them to ripen and 'blesses' the hazel shells allowing them to plump. Keats also describes early autumn as producing later flowers for the bees until the bees think 'warm days will never cease.' Autumn is believed to control nature and these are qualities which only a god would have. Autumn has also been indicated to 'conspire' with the sun, whom has been describes as a God many times before. This has also added imagery to the poem and makes it simpler for the reader because it gives you a mental image of Nature working in a God's style. The poem also comes across as simpler to understand than former poems because nature is so accessible and to understand the poet's love of nature you only need to look at any living plant. Keats has personified autumn as a human in the second stanza and has given autumn human characteristics. The human has been described as a female because she is 'Drows'd with the fume of poppies,' this smell adds calmness because poppies represent the dead from the first world war, which are to lie in peace. 'Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind' gives her physical features that builds up an image in your mind. 'To Autumn' is an emotional poem and uses the aging of the year and nature to express this. You can sense his fear of aging as the poem progresses. Keats
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