Strengthen Your Thinking - Autumn Leaves - Creative Writing

Part 2 - Poetry Appreciation

Step 1: Read the poem


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  • Read John Keat’s poem To Autumn: quote from final stanza, below


"Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?

Think not of them, thou hast thy music too, -

While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,

And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;"


  • What do you think Keats is saying in this final stanza? (*A stanza is a section within a larger poem)
  • What feelings do you get from the stanza?




Have a go before looking at our example answers. Feel confident in your opinion!

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