The Human Seasons
by John Keats
Each season is a different stage in our life and with every passing season we become more and more mature. Our lives are always changing just like the season and we cannot stop it. “There are four seasons in the mind of man.”
John Keats first poetic technique is using an extended metaphor to compare the full seasons to all the stages of a humans life shown in this quote, “Four seasons fill the measure of the year.” In the second metaphor he compares the stages of life to the stages of nature. In this quote, “He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear Takes in all beauty with an easy span” he compares spring to a child that is young, healthy, and filled with imagination.