Autumn sunshine, the bounty of the land

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Autumn sunshine, the bounty of the land

Postby Ashlie C. » Fri Apr 11, 2003 8:24 pm


I am trying to figure out a reference in Alistair MacLeod's novel "No Great Mischief."

The novel's first paragraph states "In autumn sunshine the bounty of the land is almost overwhelming, as if it is the manifesation of a poem by Keats."

Is MacLeod talking about Ode to Autumn? Any other ideas?

Thanks so much!

Ashlie C.

Postby Claire » Sat Apr 12, 2003 11:02 am

it is quiet possible that MacLeod could be refering to 'To Autumn' , However I think it also could be used to refer to the beauty of all (or at least most) of Keats' poetry. As Keats was a romantic poet he often used images of a beautiful natural surrounding. So I think it is a general reference but with 'To Autumn' specifically in mind.

Hope that helped.

Claire. :)
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