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Frances Leviston on Ode to Autumn

In 1819, John Keats wrote five of the greatest odes in the English language. Five leading contemporary poets each choose one to celebrate. 3. Frances Leviston on Ode to Autumn

1819 was a stunningly fertile year for John Keats, when he wrote five of the greatest odes in the English language and actually introduced words and phrases never heard before - "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.....", "Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty....." . Five leading contemporary poets each celebrate a single ode.

3.Frances Leviston celebrates perhaps Keats' best-loved and most frequently anthologised poem, Ode to Autumn, exploring both its depiction of the bounty of autumn and its forebodings of death.

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