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The phrase "wrought a silence" is used to describe the condition of living things during the winter's evening. It is chilling cold outside and snow is everywhere. Wrought means to exert (force upon) something. Hence the winter has forced the humans as well as animals to remain silence. Read summaryRead more
Warmth simply means warm. During winters, the people keep their home warm using fire. The cricket creeps into the kitchen near the stove which is burning. It keeps increasing the heat. So for the cricket, heat keeps increasing which makes it feel more comfortable. Read summary of this poem.
According to the poet, the poetry (singing and merry-making) never ends though it may be summer or winter. Her merry-making is not limited to spring. During the hot summer, grasshopper sings while in the winters, cricket sings. So the nature is always alive and merry-making. Read summary of this poeRead more
John Keats, a Romantic Poet said that the poetry of the earth is never dead.
The poetry of earth is its nature of being alive. Plants, flowers, animals, insects etc all make up the nature. All of them keep the earth merry-making. During spring, flowers bloom and all the birds chirp. During summer when birds hide themselves from heat of sun, grasshopper takes the lead and keeRead more
The phrase "take the lead in summer luxury" is used for the grasshopper's singing. According to the poet, when the sun heats up during the summer, all the birds hide themselves and their chirping is heard no more. At such a time, the grasshopper appears and takes the lead of keeping the nature aliveRead more
The grasshopper symbolises the alive nature even in the burning sun of summer. It is the symbol of merry-making nature which never dies because of harsh weather. Read summary of this poem.
The phrase “the poetry of earth is never dead” depicts the Romantic spirit. According to the poet, the earth i.e. nature never dies. It's music remains alive in every season (around the year). During spring, birds chirp, while during summer, grasshoppers sing and when winter approaches, the cricketRead more
The tone of the poem "On the Grasshopper and the Cricket" is light and joyful. Keats who is a Romantic poet, brings in the elements of joy and merry-making even in the harsh weathers of nature. According to the poet, the nature remains alive and jovial in the summer as well as in the dead of wintersRead more