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The poem we are analyzing is called To Autumn by a poet named John Keats The poem is an Ode to autumn Its a very serious thoughtful poem that praises the season autumn From the language and words Keats uses we can tell this poem was written some time ago in the early 18th century The poem is dedicated to autumn and is an expression of joy and harvest We can tell this poem is an ode because of the way he praises autumn Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness The first stanza is mainly about the ripeness of the fruits in autumn and the load and blessing of fruits Also it tells us how autumn is a time of plenty We can tell it is a time of plenty because throughout the poem Keats keeps referring to ripeness of fruits to bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees Ripeness to the core To swell the gourd and plump the hazel shells with a sweet kernel to set budding more In the first stanza the poet talks about the fruits he uses words like fruitfulness maturing ripeness plump swell sweet kernel apples hazel shells and gourd Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun shows autumn is a close friend of the sun Keats creates a image that the reader has whilst reading his poem With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run it makes the reader feel closer to the poem and not at a distance He emphasizes the poem Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness showing the fruit is soft sweet and ready Also and fill all fruit with ripeness to the core shows emphasis He tells us how autumn brings lots of harvest to bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees he is saying there is so much fruit on the tree the branches are starting to bend because the fruits are so heavy Autumn is one of natures cycles To swell the gourd and
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