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i. This extract is taken from the poem ‘Ode: To Autumn’ written by John Keats.

ii. The poet describes the figure of Autumn as a female goddess, often seen sitting on the granary floor, her hair “soft-lifted” by the wind, and often seen sleeping in the fields or watching a cider-press squeezing the juice from apples. This comparison is made not only because seasons were traditionally personified as female in European art, but also because this season has ‘oh-so-soft’ hair.

iii. The phrase which reveals comparison is: ‘Among the store of grain, sitting carelessly on a granary floor’.

iv. According to the given stanza, Autumn can be found at two places that is the granary floor and the half-reaped furrow.

v. Alliteration is the poetic device used in the words ‘winnowing wind’. Alliteration is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

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