The Poetry Of John Keats

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John Keats was an English poet during the Romantic Era. He has his own unique way of capturing life and nature. Keats believed that pain was necessary in creating a soul and that pleasure and pain are intricately linked. He illustrates that point multiple times through his poems and some of his greatest poetry, for example “To Autumn” is a perfect balance between light and shade. Keats writes his poetry based on his concept of light and shade and how both are needed in order to convey the true richness of life
The childhood of John Keats began in London, on October 31, 1795 (“John Keats”). He was born the oldest of five children, although sadly one child died right after birth. Keats parents worked for Mrs. Keats father as stable managers.
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One of his more well-known poems would be “To Autumn.” There is nothing too complex about this poem .When looking at the title of this poem, it would lead someone to think it was going to be about the season fall and beauty that comes with it. Also, one could think it it has to do with the changing of the season from fall to winter. As you first read into this poem you realize Keats is talking about the intimacy the sun has with Autumn when he states “Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun (“To Autumn” 2). When you keep reading it goes on to talk about how in autumn all the late flowers are starting to bloom and and all the Fruits are becoming ripe. Keats does a good job of using imagery throughout this poem. For example most of the first stanza uses imagery, while reading the poem, one can vividly see the blooming flowers and fruits and seeing the bees get the last of those flowers before the warm weather ceases. The second stanza, keats starts to personify autumn as a female goddess. In lines 14-16 are examples of the personification used, “Thee sitting careless on a granary floor/ Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind/ Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep/” (“To Autumn”). In the third stanza, Keats is telling Autumn not to worry about the other seasons, she needs to sing her own song. The overall theme of this poem is nature and the interactions humans have with it. Despite the fact that the cold winter is coming soon, the speaker gives the readers of this poem something to celebrate with the late warmth of Autumn. The speaker also helps the reader to understand the beauty and learn to accept the passing of time (To

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