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The Composition of To Autumn Keats wrote To Autumn after enjoying a lovely autumn day he described his experience in a letter to his friend Reynolds How beautiful the season is now--How fine the air A temperate sharpness about it Really without joking chaste weather--Dian skies--I never likd stubble fields so much as now--Aye better than the chilly green of the spring Somehow a stubble plain looks warm--in the same way that some pictures look warm--this struck me so much in my Sundays walk that I composed upon it General Comments This ode is a favorite with critics and poetry lovers alike Harold Bloom calls it one of the subtlest and most beautiful of all Keatss odes and as close to perfect as any shorter poem in the English Language Allen Tate agrees that it is a very nearly perfect piece of style however he goes on to say it has little to say This ode deals with the some of the concerns presented in his other odes but there are also significant differences 1 There is no visionary dreamer or attempted flight from reality in this poem in fact there is no narrative voice or persona at all The poem is grounded in the real world the vivid concrete imagery immerses the reader in the sights feel and sounds of autumn and its progression 2 With its depiction of the progression of autumn the poem is an unqualified celebration of process I am using the words process flux and change interchangeably in my discussion of Keatss poems Keats totally accepts the natural world with its mixture of ripening fulfillment dying and death Each stanza integrates suggestions of its opposite or its predecessors for they are inherent in autumn also Because this ode describes the process of fruition and decay in autumn keep in mind the passage of time as you read it Analysis Stanza I Keats describes autumn with a series of specific
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