To Autumn, By John Keats

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The leaves are falling while the wind rustles through them. The sounds of cars passing by and people rushing into buildings due to the cold-chilled air. In the poem To Autumn by John Keats, John Keats uses imagery to describe how the season autumn represents the early stages of life. Then towards the end, John Keats also uses imagery to represent the ending or death. Although John Keats uses imagery to describe autumn, John Keats uses the imagery elements to show the progression of autumn and state that nothing last forever. John Keats uses literary elements such as personification, word structures, and visual images with the imagery to prove that point. It shows the relation of human life to nature, time and transformation, and mortality. …show more content…
Although John Keats uses imagery throughout the poem, the most memorable imagery included in the poem is in the last stanza. The last stanza is about how Autumn is passing by and a new season is approaching. This indicates mortality and death. The last stanza autumn was described as the end by the sun setting, small gnats mourn, soft-dying days, and light wind lives or die. The first line of the last stanza asserts that “where are the songs of spring? Ay, where are they?” (Keats, To Autumn, Line 23). It shows the resolution and the end of Autumn because the song and sounds of Autumn are slowly fading away. The season winter is right after autumn and winter indicates death which means that Autumn is going to die. The last stanza proses the idea that nothing last forever. That everything is a passerby moment that will eventually die or fade away. The way he describes mortality sound calm and soothing. How many visualize mortality is hecticly and full of complications. John Keats display it peacefully. It is described as an image fading away rather than an image that ends instantly. Comparing to human life, the life of an individual is beautiful with such various experiences and towards the end, what we learn and achieve will go away. Everyone will eventually be distant while fading away. The poem To Autumn also implicitly illustrates the union between joy and melancholy: life can only be lived to its fullest …show more content…
When times are difficult, we all need a person to be there for us. We also have flaws because nobody is exactly perfect. Which we all must continue living to our fullest extent. Time will eventually pass and we learn from our mistakes and transform to a better and stronger person. Ultimately, our life will eventually come to an end. If we live to our fullest extent, we will have a purpose rather than a question to why we are here on earth and at some point die. In the poem To Autumn, John Keats uses different ways to prove the sensual effect. He uses personification, word choices, and imagery to show relation of nature to human life, time and transformation, and mortality. With everything associated with each other, it appears that nothing last forever and eventually come to an end like autumn did in the

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