On The Grasshopper And The Cricket Poem Analysis

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There are many poems about nature and compare nature and animals. These poems have many meanings and show how nature is connected year round. In the poem “On the Grasshopper and the Cricket” by John Keats, it describes how nature never stops making noise, and there is an animal that always makes sounds no matter what time of the year. The first outstand thing about this poem is the title, unlike many poems that just have the first line as the title, in this poem, the poet gives a title to clearly show how after the grasshopper is done singing, it is the crickets turn to take over the tune of the grasshopper. The set up for this symbolic poem is a Petrarchan sonnet, one stanza, and 14 lines. The first set of lines, 1-8, are the octave that describes the grasshopper, while the sestet, lines 9-14, talk about the cricket. The poet also uses many commas, dashes, colons, and semi-colons to separate his thoughts. The next part of the poem is the rhyme scheme. Rhyme scheme is useful for this poem, the scheme is ABBACBBCDEFDEF. The reason for rhyming is because the ABBACBBA is similar (C is a slant rhyme to A) and shows the tune of the grasshopper, then on line 9, it changes to DEFDEF to show the tune of the cricket. Rhyming also allows the poem to flow and be more joyful. Another impacting factor in this…show more content…
With a thought out rhyme scheme that changes depending on the insect that is being described and clear imagery being described, the poem shows the poet’s thoughts and emotions. This poem is also jovial, for the sound of nature never stops and continue through the year. “On the Grasshopper and the Cricket” by John Keats is a poem that clear imagery. Keats clearly shows the images and thoughts in his head, by doing this, the reader can find a deeper meaning about what he is trying to say. No matter what time of the year, Crickets or Grasshoppers, the sound of nature never

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