Keats' Poems and Letters

What is imegery in ode " To Autumn"

Ode to Autumn by John Keatsw

Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours

John Keats's Ode to Autumn is replete with imagery, each eleven-line stanza of iambic pentameter emphasizing different types of images and different times of day and periods of the personified season.

Stanza one abounds with visual images all of which suggest linked ideas of fullness and ripeness. To enumerate, the opening line concludes with "fruitfulness," which evokes images both of trees and other vegetation loaded and heavy with each's particular variety of produce. Readers also sense the juicy ripeness that fills and swells to bursting each different item of fruition. Vines are loaded and blessed with fruit; apple tree branches bend under the weight of fruit ready to be picked; gourds swell, hazel nuts are "plump" with developed kernels; beehives "o'erbrim" with the nectar of a riot of blossoms.

You can check out the rest of this at the source-link below.