Oct. 11, 2004
Courses and Syllabi
Dr. Laura L. Runge
Office: CPR 301J
Time: Monday and Wednesday
11:00am - 12:15 pm
Room: CPR 348
Reading Assignment: Odes
POEM TO ANNOTATE:
Ode to Autumn
- Appreciate in their complexity the great odes -- Autumn
- Complete our study of Keats' technique by charting his progress
and analyzing the form of the ode
This is also our final reading from Keats. Take the opportunity to
review the principles of poetry that we have covered from the beginning.
What questions do you still have? What have you learned so far? What
is it that Keats' poetry DOES at its best?
Reading Notes and Discussion Questions
This ode is often considered separately from the earlier great odes,
both because it is written after that productive period and because
it differs in tone. How does the tone of "To Autumn" differ?
To what extent does this poem offer a comment on the questions of
poetry posed in The Fall of Hyperion, written during the same
time? In what ways is the style of "To Autumn" similar to The Fall
Kipperman writes that in this ode there is "an acceptance of process,
setting the human experience of time within the larger cycles of nature"
(209). How is this achieved? To what extent does the resolution of
this poem differ from the other odes?
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