Keats

 

Keats poems are significantly different than anything else we’ve read so far this semester. He doesn’t use extended metaphors or flowery language—he uses his five senses and distills all his information through those five senses. Almost every single line is a description of what he sees, smells, hears, or feels (and sometimes smells). Several of his odes are melancholy, however I found “To Autumn” to be most interesting. Oftentimes when autumn is depicted in poetry or books it’s negatively, and contrasted to spring. It’s about death or darkness while spring is about light and blooming nature. This poem is devoted to the beauty of autumn, saying “Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?/Think not of them, thou has thy music too.”

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