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"To Autumn" --Inspiration from John Keats

I taught my students this poem today, and I'm telling you, it's too good not to share with all of you. Every time I read it, I fall a little more in love with it and Keats. Did you know he died at the age of 25? Yet by age 25, he'd already written enough to later become one of the greatest poets of the Romantic Age. Such a tragedy he never had an idea of the success he would achieve. If you like Keats or Austen, I would definitely recommend Bright Star, a beautiful movie about his love for Fanny Brawne. Such a fascinating story. The imagery in this poem in particular is so evocative and especially inspiring for writers. And the final stanza is just ... wow. Hope you enjoy it!


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