Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness! Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, And still more, later flowers for the bees, Until they think warm days will never cease, For Summer has o'erbrimmed their clammy cells. Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind; Or on a half-reaped furrow sound asleep, Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers; And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep Steady thy laden head across a brook; Or by a cider-press, with patient look, Thou watchest the last oozings, hours by hours.
The oldest of four children, he lost both his parents at a young age. His father, a livery-stable keeper, died when Keats was eight; his mother died of tuberculosis six years later. After his mother's death, Keats's Odd to autumn grandmother appointed two London merchants, Richard Abbey and John Rowland Sandell, as guardians.
Abbey, a prosperous tea broker, assumed the bulk of this responsibility, while Sandell played only a minor role. When Keats was fifteen, Abbey withdrew him from the Clarke School, Enfield, to apprentice with an apothecary-surgeon and study medicine in a London hospital.
In Keats became a licensed apothecary, but he never practiced his profession, deciding instead to write poetry. The group's influence enabled Keats to see his first volume, Poems by John Keats, published in Shelley, who was fond of Keats, had advised him to develop a more substantial body of work before publishing it.
Keats, who was not as fond of Shelley, did not follow his advice. Two of the most influential critical magazines of the time, the Quarterly Review and Blackwood's Magazine, attacked the collection.
Calling the romantic verse of Hunt's literary circle "the Cockney school of poetry," Blackwood's declared Endymion to be nonsense and recommended that Keats give up poetry. Shelley, who privately disliked Endymion but recognized Keats's genius, wrote a more favorable review, but it was never published.
Shelley also exaggerated the effect that the criticism had on Keats, attributing his declining health over the following years to a spirit broken by the negative reviews.
Keats spent the summer of on a walking tour in Northern England and Scotland, returning home to care for his brother, Tom, who suffered from tuberculosis. While nursing his brother, Keats met and fell in love with a woman named Fanny Brawne.
Writing some of his finest poetry between andKeats mainly worked on "Hyperion," a Miltonic blank-verse epic of the Greek creation myth.
He stopped writing "Hyperion" upon the death of his brother, after completing only a small portion, but in late he returned to the piece and rewrote it as "The Fall of Hyperion" unpublished until That same autumn Keats contracted tuberculosis, and by the following February he felt that death was already upon him, referring to the present as his "posthumous existence.
Agnes, and Other Poems. The three title poems, dealing with mythical and legendary themes of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance times, are rich in imagery and phrasing.
The volume also contains the unfinished "Hyperion," and three poems considered among the finest in the English language, "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "Ode on Melancholy," and "Ode to a Nightingale. The fragment "Hyperion" was considered by Keats's contemporaries to be his greatest achievement, but by that time he had reached an advanced stage of his disease and was too ill to be encouraged.
He continued a correspondence with Fanny Brawne and—when he could no longer bear to write to her directly—her mother, but his failing health and his literary ambitions prevented their getting married. Under his doctor's orders to seek a warm climate for the winter, Keats went to Rome with his friend, the painter Joseph Severn.
He died there on February 23,at the age of twenty-five, and was buried in the Protestant cemetery.
Agnes, and Other Poems Endymion: A Dramatic Fragment King Stephen: A Dramatic Fragment “To Autumn” is an ode—a celebratory address to a person, place or thing. Think of something commonplace that you experience everyday and write an ode commemorating some aspect or .
Ode to Autumn is one of his best, i feel. His description of autumn is great. Very awe inspiring! Reply. Paul Butters (1/9/ AM) Keats is at least one of my favourites.
Get the prayer mat out! This is one of his best. NB the subtle distancing effect throughout the poem using ALL the senses! Sublime/5(14). "To Autumn" seems to be missing a key word when compared to Keats's other Great Odes: the word "ode." You would expect the title to be, "Ode to Autumn," but maybe Keats felt confident that he had t.
That same autumn Keats contracted tuberculosis, and by the following February he felt that death was already upon him, referring to the present as his "posthumous existence." In July , he published his third and best volume of poetry, Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems.
Ode to Autumn: SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless: With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees, 5: And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;.
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