Rhetorical Strategies In John Keats's To Autumn
“Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; conspiring with him how to load and bless with the with the fruit the vines that round the thatch-eve rounds” (). This is the first the many times the audience notices that John Keats personifies Autumn as a woman. in the second and third lines of the poem The autumn and the sun seem to be really …show more content…
John Keats uses music to create imagery which involves the clouds, the sunset, the gnats flying by the river, lambs bleating crickets singing and birds twittering. This last stanza creates a powerful imagery with the imagination of a crisp image and the beautiful sounds. “Where are the songs of Spring? Aye, where are they? Think not of them, thou thy music too While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, and touch the stubble-pains with rosy hue; then in a wailgul choir the small gnats mourn among the river sallows, borne aloft or sinking as the light wind lives or dies; all full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn; Hedge crickets sing; and now with treble soft the redbeast whistles from a garden –croft; And gathering swallows twitter in the sky” (). The beginning of the third stanza John Keats asks another question basically stating that he misses the sound of music in the spring but then tells the autumn not to be jealous. The reader is introduced to another simile in which connects with the theme of mortality and the reader can infer that death is in the speaker’s mind in the final stanza. The reader ask the question How does the end of the poem relate to mortality? Perhaps the animals sing without the knowledge the season is going to end.
John Keats writes the descriptive poem “To Autumn” and tells the audience