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Without a doubt poetry allows the reader to observe their surroundings in a new kind of light Poetry enlightens readers to different heights enabling them to gain new ideas and impressions of the physical world the society and nature around them In the poems to be discussed Ode to Autumn written by John Keats and Ode to the West Wind written by Percy Bysshe Shelley the readers eyes are opened to the new world of the season of Autumn The persona of both poems show great admiration for Autumn and praise all its aspects The poets describe a variety of items in the season of Autumn which allow the reader to be able to imagine the world that the poet is placing before them and to understand what it is that makes the persona glorify and compliment the season This is done through a use of linguistic techniques including personification auditory imagery rhetorical questions metaphors similes and many more These techniques will be discussed in reference to poetry creating new views of the world The main theme in Ode to Autumn is the beauty of Autumn The author concentrates on giving Autumn a personal touch and feel to allow readers to be able to see all the wonders of Autumn Autumn is often described as dark harsh and bringing death here the writer praises Autumn showing its splendour and elegance to all This is seen when the author describes Autumn as a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness This being the first line in the poem introduces the idea that Autumn is not as menacing as it is usually assumed but a soft mature season full of abundance and productivity The use of alliteration also used in this quote creates a slow sleepy feeling showing the reader its quiet nature In the first stanza the poet presents to the reader a new concept of Autumn by telling the writer what the Autumn
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