Essay on William Keats 's Poem, And Beauty Of Fall, By John Keats

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Spring, summer, winter – each season leaves an impression as its time passes. Many are left with memories and feelings of wonder from each given season; for John Keats, that season is fall. In his poem “To Autumn,” Keats gives elaborate descriptions of the awe and beauty of fall, and evokes in the reader a sense of majesty associated with the season. Keats conveys this impression through his brilliant use of archaic language, the structure and tone in which it is written, his meticulous selection of details and the careful way in which he compiles them, as well as in the profound symbols and images his weaves throughout the entirety of the poem. “To Autumn” is an apostrophe as well as an ode to fall, because it is meant to be sung, the structure, language, and tone are elaborate and elevated in order to mimic the beauty of the season. The three stanzas of eleven lines are divided into two sections, a section of four and a section of seven. The rhyme scheme of the poem is difficult to determine, though generally it seems to be written in iambic pentameter, “[t]he first part of each stanza follows an ABAB rhyme scheme, the first line rhyming with the third, and the second line rhyming with the fourth. The second part of each stanza is longer and varies in rhyme scheme; the first stanza is arranged CDEDCCE, and the second and third stanzas are arranged CDECDDE” (keatsian UK). The various rhyming patterns being used allude to the various possibilities autumn brings. Also, Keats…

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