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To Autumn The theme of John Keats poem To Autumn is that change is both natural and beautiful The speaker in the poem acknowledges that time passes by but also asserts that this change usually yields something new and better than what came before The poem praises the glories of the fall season by using almost every type of imagery to both charm and appeal to the reader Each of the poems three stanzas represents the evolving of two different types of change One type of change shown in the poem is the change of periods in a day The first stanza in To Autumn stands for morning time This is shown in line 2 which mentions the rising or maturing sun 2 The reader learns of the passing of time in the second stanza which mentions oozings hours by hours 22 Finally the third stanza represents the switch from afternoon to evening This change is established through such phrases as soft-dying day 25 or rosy hue 26 which gives examples of dusk when the sun goes down Page 2 The second type of change is the advancement of the season of autumn The first stanza of the poem describes the beauty of early autumn when farmers are harvesting their crops which they have cultivated during the spring and summer It is a Season ofmellow fruitfulness 1 Gustatory imagery is used to imply the ripeness and freshness of the crops such as hazel shellsWith a sweet kernel 7-8 The second of the stanzas features the middle of the fall season as its subject It uses both organic and olfactory imagery Drowsed with the fume of poppies 17 and visual imagery by a cider-press with a patient look 21 to convey certain feelings that occur within people during autumn The poems third stanza describes the end of autumn and the coming of winter when everything seems to be dying One of its lines And
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