Keats shows this period as a time of contemplation of the things of youth. As the opening verses of a long work on the story of Endymion it has to set the scene for the tone of the whole story. The final line suggests an interpretation that is more like an analogy. All these rhymes are different, however they do share one thing in common the rhyming pairs all have one line in between to separate them. Already the receivers' hands are replete with those resources that she has been giving abundantly and generously. West Wind 57-62 Like a Poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing hymns unbidden Till the world is wrought To sympathy with hopes and fears it heedeth not.
Autumn is characterized by beginning of dryness and slow deterioration of leaves of trees and plants. He gives the reader a brief but in depth description of each season and shows how it pertains to a certain emotion humans feel. John Keats, by William Hilton died 1839. The thought tickles our interest. Who has not felt theunexpected wrath of someone they worship? Each stage has a compilation of lengthy stories of experiences from the cradle to the grave. Beauty and attraction symbolizes the physical color of youth. The second quatrain refers to Summer and its influence on our feelings.
Its effect is short lived and its loveliness decreases with the passage of time. Based on the analysis of the structure of the poem we can appreciate which life period is more important for Keats. Similarly, Youth is marked by the end of Childhood innocence,beginning of self consciousness and high spirits of Romance. The age line for Summer could be from the 20s to the 40s. Summer represents the transition to and the period of middle age. Apart form the introduction, each season has its own length inside the poem.
According to the poet, a thing of beauty provides endless joy and its loveliness keeps increasing. You guys can listen to it here: Voice of the poem is by Clarica from the Poetry Moment. The extension of each part of the year is related to the relevance of the period that corresponds to human life. Or the pride that thrills thro' my heart's despair And the hope that comforts the anguish of prayer? The final lines bring to light the unfortunate truth of mortality. Another pattern that can be found in the poem is an iambic pattern. In the poem John Keats is comparing the two different natural process, the four seasons of a natural year and the stages of human life.
In the second stanza it becomes even clearer. He is really questioning t … he meaning of life. And the far sad glorious vision I see Of the torn red banners of victory? If interpreted in a more metaphorical sense, the poem takes on a distinctly different meaning. Keats shows Autumn as the waning of the glory of life. The last stage is the Old Age which is compared to the season of winter. The new Pelican Guide to English Literature.
In this stage human beings are mature, their tiredness is reflected in their acts. It is the peak and the glorious age of life. The dock workers live under the fear of Johnny Friendly, the leader of the corrupt mob run union. Autumn covers the third stanza and includes spiritual experiences. Each of these stanzas describes a different part of autumn, the beginning, middle and end.
The patterns and thoughts expressed in the poem are densely compressed but not too much that makes it hard on the reader to understand the topics and the expression of the speaker. The final line suggests an interpretation that is more like an analogy. Keats then goes on to describe Autumn or the time between middle and old age. Analysis 2 John Keats writes The Human Seasons because he feels as though every season is comparable to a human emotion. According to one version, Endymion was visited one night by the moon goddess Selene as he slept on Mount Olympus.
Personal values are one of the most important characteristics of an individual. Only in the last two verses Winter is mentioned. This is the Season of optimism and hope. Childhood is featured by innocence, physical stamina and vitality, tremendous urge for the outdoors and a tremendous appetite for fun and play. Like most all of Keats. His father, a livery-stable keeper, died when Keats was eight; his mother died of tuberculosis six years later.
He died there on February 23, 1821, at the age of twenty-five, and was buried in the Protestant cemetery. This season is marked by extreme dryness and cold. Together they create the Romantic Hero, who wanders the world seeking the proper setting for his own excellence. His father was a livery-stable owner, however he was killed in a riding accident when Keats was only nine and his mother died six years later of tuberculosis. In the same stanza Spring is described as very short and happy.