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Poetry Analysis: Essay One [‘B’-grading, 2000/2001]

Image of the first marked page of Chris Larham's essay on 'To Autumn' and the 'Cuckoo Song' ('B' grading, 2000/2001).

In the first stanza, there is a definite tactile quality apparent. In foregrounding the fruit, warmth and weight of the season- particularly its early, ripening nature- Keats gives us a ‘feel’ for Autumn; “And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core”. A feeling of abundance is demonstrated through “fruitfulness”, “maturing”, and “fruit”: these key descriptions are echoed for effect – Keats is celebrating the physical landscape of the season.[…]

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