The first two verses explain the contents of the poem and introduce the theme: he compares the four seasons of a natural year with the several stages of human life, also a natural process. The poem: Four Seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in the mind of man: He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear Takes in all beauty with an easy span: He has his Summer, when luxuriously Spring's honied cud of youthful thought he loves To ruminate, and by such dreaming high Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings He furleth close; contented so to look On mists in idleness—to let fair things Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook. In this poem, John Keats is able to look beyond the literal nature of seasons and provide a profound insight into human nature. Summer describes a very youthful personality. The autumn has it's own music too.
The ordinary object appeals us only temporarily. Keats shows Autumn as the waning of the glory of life. John Keats, by William Hilton died 1839. The intended audience is the recipient of the letter, but now the poem is shared to all. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! She was taken by his beauty and lay with him that night. The dock workers live under the fear of Johnny Friendly, the leader of the corrupt mob run union. Only in the last two verses Winter is mentioned.
Fire is a symbol which represents the good and bad in each and everyone, and everything in society. We also learn to look back at our own lives and become very nostalgic. These thoughts can only be fed by sweet, tender childhood memories. Terry Malloy, the protagonist heroic efforts to stand up against the wrong doing of the corrupt union stopped this reign of terror. The new Pelican Guide to English Literature.
In the same stanza Spring is described as very short and happy. It destroys hope, civilization, the island, and the relationship between Ralph and Jack. Similarly, Youth is marked by the end of Childhood innocence,beginning of self consciousness and high spirits of Romance. I totally agree with the poet. This aligns with the wiser years of later adulthood and the introspection it brings. Shelley, who privately disliked Endymion but recognized Keats's genius, wrote a more favorable review, but it was never published. If interpreted in a more metaphorical sense, the poem takes on a distinctly different meaning.
If it were to be read aloud, the smooth pace of the regular meter would reflect a quietness of tone-a tone that reflects the humility Kipling seems to be advocating in the last two lines of stanza 1. In this stage human beings are mature, their tiredness is reflected in their acts. These values define who we actually are, what we believe in and where we come from. In spite of of the discomfort caused by anger and trauma, which arethe very qualities of one's inhuman nature, or even one of thosegloomy unhealthy days and ways, our eyes always wander for beautyin all this, and drive away the saddened state. Each of these stanzas describes a different part of autumn, the beginning, middle and end.
I have flung to the East and West Priceless treasures torn fr … om my breast, And yielded the sons of my stricken womb To the drum beats of duty, the sabers of doom. The Earth itself is manifested with esteemed life. Furthermore, Johnny Friendly thinks that violence is the most important mean for him to reinforce his power over the whole community. We see life differently and quite often worry about the generation,quite often our own off springs. The Third stage of human life is Middle age which is compared to the season of Autumn. Keats was born in London, October 31, 1795,and was the eldest of four children. The final line suggests an interpretation that is more like an analogy.
It is a time to sit back and take in the surrounding beauty. Apart form the introduction, each season has its own length inside the poem. This is the so called maturity age. The Oxford Anthology of English Literature. This could be taken to mean that this 'changing of seasons' affects only the abstractions of mind and spirit, and not the physical form of man.
Summer represents the transition to and the period of middle age. Castellucci Senior Marketing Manager: Sandra McGuire Senior Supplements Editor: Donna Campion Senior Media Producer: Stefanie Liebman Production Manager: Savoula Amanatidis Project Coordination and Text Design: Elm Street Publishing Services Electronic Page Makeup: Integra Software Services, Pvt. A thing of beauty, whether poem or symphony, is immortal! Hunt introduced Keats to a circle of literary men, including the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; the group's influence enabled Keats to see his first volume published, Poems by John Keats 1817. Obviously, there is a change of pattern which makes this odes even more interesting. My father cancer diagnosis shook the whole family.