Syntactic Complexity and Aesthetic Awareness in Keats's "To Autumn": an exercise in Aesthetic Criticalism


1Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness , 2Close bosom – friend of the maturing sun ,3Conspiring with him how to load and bless4With fruits the vines that round the thatch – eves run ;5To bend with apples the moss'd cottage – trees ,6And full all fruit with ripeness to the core ;7To swell the gourd , and plump the hazel shells8With a sweet kernel ; to set budding more , 9And still more , later flowers for the bees , 10Until they think warm days will never cease ,11For summer has o'er – brimmed their clammy cells