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The paragraph below is a critical appreciation of the poem. Choose the correct word(s) from those given in the box and fill in the blanks suitability.





flowers personification first cutting lambs

__________________by __________________ has been termed by many critics as the __________________ poem because it gives the reader a complete picture of the __________________ and __________________of autumn.

The first stanza is full of beautiful and vivid __________________ of the season. There exists a close friendship between Autumn and the __________________. During autumn both are __________________ how to 'load and bless' plants, vines and trees with __________________and __________________. All the descriptions in stanza 1 build up to give us an image of __________________.

In the __________________ stanza, the poet describes autumn as a_____________figure of speech used here is __________________. Most of the images are those of a figure in a static position or in arrested motion. The poet shifts his view in this stanza beyond the 'cottage trees' of the __________________ stanza to the granary. Various activities connected with __________________are mentioned such as winnowing, ___________, __________________and __________________.

The final stanza begins with a disturbing and wistful __________________ but it is __________________ quickly. The poet now gives us the images of __________________ plains and __________________ clouds at the __________________ of an autumn day. There are several striking sound images in the stanza such as the __________________of gnats, the __________________ of __________________, the __________________ of __________________, the __________________ of the__________________and the __________________ of __________________.

Answer :

Flowers personification first cutting lambs

To Autumn by Keats has been termed by many critics as the perfect poem because it gives the reader a complete picture of the sights and sounds of autumn.


The first stanza is full of beautiful and vivid images of the season. There exists a close friendship between autumn and the sun. During autumn both are conspiring how to ‘load and bless’ plants, vines and trees with fruits and flowers. All the descriptions in stanza 1 build up to give us an image of Abundance.


In the second stanza, the poet describes autumn as a woman figure of speech used here is personification. Most of the images are those of a figure in a static position or in arrested motion. The poet shifts his view in this stanza beyond the 'cottage trees' of the first stanza to the granary. Various activities connected with harvesting are mentioned such as winnowing, gleaning, cutting and reaping.


The final stanza begins with a disturbing and wistful question but it is answered quickly. The poet now gives us the images of stubble plains and barred clouds at the closing of an autumn day. There are several striking sound images in the stanza such as the wailing of gnats, the bleating of the lambs, singing of hedge-crickets, the whistling of the red- breast and the twittering of swallows.


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