GCSE Year 10 English Literature Exam 2019Watch
Alan Bold, the writer of 'Autumn', describes his attitude towards the season as hated and detested. Whereas, Billy Collins, poet of 'Today' expresses his attitude of the season as 'perfect' and 'warm', contrasting with Bolds' hate for Autumn.
In 'Today', Collins description of spring is presented as happy and joyful as it is 'etched in sunlight' and filled with a 'warm..breeze'. The adjective 'etched' describing the sun, indicates that spring is a time where the world is bright and full of warmth from the sun.
Contrasting with the idea of warmth, Bold describes the season Autumn as cold as it 'chills the world'. Additionally he mentions that the unexpected arrival of the season 'changes the temper of the earth'. Indicating that the mood of the people have changed as well as the mood of the earth. He implies that as Autumn has arrives he world has become 'quietly raged' and angered.
Another difference is in the poem 'Today', Collins mentions that gardens have become full of flowers signifying beauty in the season spring. Conversely, in 'Autumn', Bold writes that dead leaves are filling the place. Indicating that Autumn is a gloomy and dull season whereas the poem 'Today' is a joyful and happy season.