Annotation Analysis

John Keats’ poem “To Autumn,” he emobodies what it means to be a romantic poet in his rich descriptions and unique imagery that portray emotion. However, the intended audiences for this project are beginner to intermediate students of literary studies; essentially High Schoolers, and “To Autumn” is just over two hundred years old. The vocabulary in “To Autumn” is not necessarily obscure, but it is dated, especially in terms of forms and colloquialisms. Alternate spellings and unusual contractions and dated vocabulary can deter readers away from texts that do not come naturally. It is important that readers have digestible annotations that clarify and make more texts available for more readers. That is why I restricted the amount of annotations to a few per stanza, and the content to just definitions and forms.

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