I need help with the 'To Autumn' poem by John Keats

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I need help with the 'To Autumn' poem by John Keats

Postby Rob Shepherd 11 » Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:56 pm

Hi, I need help with my English Homework. This is what it is:

'To Autumn by John Keats and 'October Dawn' by Ted Hughes. Write about both poems in detail and explain how they are similar and how they are different. Which poem do you prefer and why?
*half rhyme

If you don't know 'October Dawn' by Ted Hughes, here it is:

October is marigold, and yet
A glass half full of wine left out

To the dark heaven all night, by dawn
Has dreamed a premonition

Of ice across its eye as if
The ice-age had begun to heave.

The lawn overtrodden and strewn
From the night before, and the whistling green

Shrubbery are doomed. Ice
Has got its spearhead into place.

First a skin, delicately here
Restraining a ripple from the air;

Soon plate and rivet on pond and brook;
Then tons of chain and massive lock

To hold rivers. Then, sound by sight
Will Mammoth and Saber-tooth celebrate

Reunion while a fist of cold
Squeezes the fire at the core of the world,

Squeezes the fire at the core of the heart,
And now it is about to start.

Please try to help me by telling what some of these words mean. Thankyou for your help :D
Rob Shepherd 11

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