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To Autumn
John Keats

Written in three stanzas, this romantic poem on the power of nature, the consolation of beauty, mortality and transformation, reflects on three different aspects of autumn. The first stanza praises autumn’s fruitfulness and describes the harvest season. The second stanza describes the labour performed in autumn. The final stanza describes late autumn as a time of decay and the opposite of life-giving spring.

· · 1819

Critical edition

Keats, John. "To Autumn." John Keats: Selected Poems eddited by John Bernard, Penguin Classics, 2007. 33 l., ISBN 9780140424478

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