Explanation of the second stanza of ode to autumn
In this poem spring the first line makes an abstract statement. How is this statement brought to carry conviction
In this poem, "Autumn," Longfellow celebrates the color and majesty of the fall season. He also brings in the farmers' prayers, as fall is the time of harvest. The sheaves of grain shine upon the altar, as in reverence to some god of harvest and fertility. The wind acts as almoner (dispenser of alms) to scatter the golden leaves of autumn as an announcement that autumn is here, and the wind wishes to share the richness of the autumn leaves (and harvest) with all who stand in need.