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To Autumn

To Autumn

by John Keats
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To Autumn Time Quotes

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Quote #1

Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,-- (line 24)


The speaker advises autumn not to look back in jealously on spring's music. Spring never seems so distant as at the peak of autumn.

Quote #2

While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue; (lines 25-26)


The progression from mid-day sunlight to sunset could be a metaphor for the progression from summer to winter. That would be using one measure of time to represent another – a neat poetic trick.

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