The overall image of Autumn so far is one extolling the great beauty and bounty of this particular season. Romantic Poetry and Prose. As a fellow poet's lovingly intimate close reading, Seamus Heaney's Keats essay in his collection Preoccupations can't be bettered.
The main ideas of the poem are distributed in four steps, one for each stanza and also corresponding to each season of the year: Perhaps Keats was feeling many of the emotions your interpretation seems to conjure up.
More notes on To Autumn, looking at form and language Summary Keats' speaker opens his first stanza by addressing Autumn, describing its abundance and its intimacy with the sun, with whom Autumn ripens fruits and casues the late flowers to bloom.
Yet, not always is the sea in its raw, elemental fury. To Autumn Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, And still more, later flowers for the bees, Until they think warm days will never cease, For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.
In the first quatrain Keats introduces the topic. Although American, Whitman wrote poems on some of the same themes as his fellow Romantics across the ocean; namely, a celebration of nature and an appreciation of artistic passion.
While it does consider historical contexts, the study offers a humanist rather than a historicist approach. They came on foot, carrying swords and wooden and metal shields. Others climbed the walls, but they could not save themselves.
Here Keats reveals the full extent of his acceptance. Joe Sutcliffe examines 'To Autumn' in relation to Keats's anxieties about personal difficulties and about criticisms of the personal nature of his earlier poetry.
The people on the urn, unlike the speaker, shall never stop having experiences. I am sometimes so very sceptical as to think Poetry itself a mere Jack a lanthen to amuse whoever may chance to be struck with its brilliance.
The activities suggested are all connected with the harvest, a time when the earth's gifts can be collected and used to survive - the gathering of the wheat and corn, the pressing of the apples to produce a luxurious drink.
Stanza III This suggests that the essence of Autumn is in everybody and with it the maturity and 'mellowing' that age brings. In each stanza, the first part is made up of the first four lines of the stanza, and the second part is made up of the last seven lines.
Stanza 2 presents Autumn as midway through her work:John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn and Ode to a Nightingale John Keats, in "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and "Ode to a Nightingale" attempts to connect with two objects of immortality to escape from the rigors of human.
Observing elements of nature allowed Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley, among others, to create extended meditations and thoughtful odes about aspects of the human condition.
For example, in “Ode to a Nightingale,” hearing the bird’s song causes the speaker to ruminate on the immortality of art and the mortality of humans. Full text of "John Keats, a critical essay" See other formats Sbe 3.
Essays: "The Human Seasons" by John Keats. This sonnet is an attempt by Keats to link the natural life cycles of birth, life, death, and rebirth to the four se. However, Keats also recognizes that the nature of everything on Earth is change, from oceans to seasons, and contents himself with the comforting, earthly presence of his lover rather than the star's watchful but hermitlike solitude.
John Keats is a renowned English poet of the Romantic Movement period which lasted from the late 18th to the midth century. The tragedy of Keats’s life enabled him to write some of the most beautiful poetry that has ever been produced.Download