To his ears, this music is just as sweet as the music of spring. Each stanza is eleven lines long as opposed to ten in. You need to read the poem closely and figure out exactly what Keats is saying about death or about life, or youth, or age, or maturity, etc. Budding means growing and expanding get bigger or, of flowers, coming out. In autumn, fruits are ripe. The wealth of descriptions mean that this poem is great for analysis and comparison with others from the anthology, and evaluation is aided through the use of a variety of senses and transitional devices. Throughout the poem, Keats alludes to the pastoral tradition in poetry, a form of poetic writing that celebrates the idea of the countryside and focuses primarily on the description of the surroundings.
The final value is individualism, self-definition and self-invention over conformity. That is not to say that there is not an undercurrent of misery running through the poem — of course there is. Another extraordinary poem by John Keats that reminds us of the best things of autumn. Keats totally accepts the natural world, with its mixture of ripening, fulfillment, dying, and death. His autumn is early autumn, when all the products of nature have reached a state of perfect maturity. What Makes To Autumn so Beautiful? No matter how far we are from our school days, fall retains the air of fresh beginnings. It is a feast of sights and sounds.
His simple love of Nature without any tinge of reflectiveness and ethical meaning finds expression in To Autumn. You is the Autumn goddess. What makes this ode so profound is the use of certain words which create a unique atmosphere and of course the clear structure which makes it easy to understand. Fresher than berries of a mountain tree? In the autumn, the clouds became larger and loom as the day wilts. After visual imagery, the poet imagines that soon there will be flowers and bees shall visit them for collecting nectar. Keats was very aware that he was writing in a tradition and he was ambitious enough to want to stand among the great English poets. In England, that would be a robin.
The poet has used extensive imagery to create the sensual experience even more enrapturing. Furthermore the speaker suggests that each subsequent point in time is somewhat better than the one before it. You can see them in Europe in summer and in Africa in winter. He tells us about the bees that think summer can last forever as they buzz around the flowers. That means the red breast robin that is found near winter time. Bourn means place a domain. Its three eleven-line stanza ostensibly do nothing more than a season; no philosophical reflections intrude.
Full of breathless appeals to heroes and muses, his early published verse helped feed the cliché of the moony Romantic: But what is higher beyond thought than thee? The river becomes shallower; the wind becomes livelier or deathlier; the lambs go into the hills; and the crickets begin to chirp. The characteristic tension of the other Odes makes them more passionate, perhaps, but leaves them with a sense of strain. In the third stanza Keats develops a more demanding tone by starting out by questioning Spring. He was apparently inspired by observing nature; his detailed description of natural occurrences has a pleasant appeal to the readers' senses. It was painted in 1590-1 by the Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
What is this poem really about? The Sound First of all how it sounds. So, in the final stanza, the personified figure of autumn of the second stanza is replaced by concrete images of life. Pay attention to the sounds, sights, and smells around you and describe them in your poem. This is mainly achieved through three ways: the specific time of Autumn, the senses, and the time of day. Maturing sun means that the sun is getting older. The title is pregnant with personification. To Autumn expresses the essence of the season, but it draws no lesson, no overt comparison with human life.
In the first stanza, Keats concentrates on the sights of autumn, ripening grapes and apples, swelling gourds and hazel nuts, and blooming flowers. In this stanza Keats uses powerful adjectives to portray the English autumn. Not a nice sound at all I hate buzzing mosquitoes and similar bugs, personally. It is overly lyrical and has a rhythmic device, generally common to all three stanzas, with the exception of the first stanza. Keats was born in London, October 31, 1795,and was the eldest of four children. By using imagery, personification and structure Keats is able to mold his poem into conveying autumn as a parallel to life at its fullest with the creeping melancholy lurking close by. It is considered the perfect embodiment of poetic form, intent, and effect.
The subject matter of this ode is reality itself at one level: Keats depicts the autumn season and claims that its unique music and its role of completing the round of seasons make it a part of the whole. Thee is the old-fashioned form of you. The extraordinary achievement of this poem lies in its ability to suggest, explore, and develop a rich abundance of themes without ever ruffling its calm, gentle, and lovely description of autumn. He knows that fleeting time is bringing him close to his end, but he remains hopeful and enjoys the beauty of life with true spirits. The swallows gather, and twitter joyfully as they take to the sky. Or fall, if you prefer your fall in American English. Only towards the end when we also come to the end of the day in the scenes that the poet is describing can we start to feel a little chill.
He was apparently inspired by observing nature; his detailed description of natural occurrences has a pleasant appeal to the readers' senses. The first stanza is one sentence. How, and to what extent, is this effective for a reader? They say men near death, however mad they may have been, come to their senses—I hope I shall here in this letter—there is a decent space to be very sensible in—many a good proverb has been in less—nay, I have heard of the statutes at large being changed into the Statutes at Small and printed for a watch paper. In the third stanza Keats compares autumn to springing the lines, ' Where are the songs of spring? Stanza 3 Line 23: Where are the songs of Spring? Keats has accepted autumn, and connotatively, old age as natural parts and processes them. This may be dependent on the year of autumn. As the autumn comes upon us, the third person laments to the reader the sounds of spring, which during the autumn seems a long time in coming. Although, his time as a poet was short he was an essential part of The Romantic period 1789-1832.
He had watched his own brother die of tuberculosis just a few months before, and his medical training would have made clear to him the likelihood of his own fate. His method of developing the poem is to heap up imagery typical of autumn. We may clearly sight a halt in the activity of autumn. Although the tips that follow are specific to your Unit 3 assignment, the concepts presented can be applied generally to any thesis paper. The first stanza is a celebration of autumn: note the gorgeous, long-vowelled imagery that accompanies the writing, the reference to abundance; although autumn has been taken, in much of British literature, as the start of death, as a melancholy time, Keats has taken it here as a fruitful period of existence. But to Keats, Autumn was the season of mellow fruitfulness and happy content.