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To Autumn

To Autumn

by John Keats

Time Quotes Page 2

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #4

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 #5

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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