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To Autumn

To Autumn

by John Keats

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Quote #4

While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, (line 25)

Even at the end of the day, symbolizing the end of the season before winter sets in, something is "blooming." Namely, the red sunset. Keats uses the language of spring ironically in order to describe the end of the season of growth.

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