In the poems ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂThe Solitary ReaperÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ and ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂTo AutumnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ they both have the same views on death. They both have a nicer view on death, the analogy of the harvest or autumn, and the authority imagery. In ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂThe Solitary ReaperÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ when Wordsworth writes ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂBehold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland lass! Reaping and singing be herself; Stop here, or gently pass! Alone she cuts and binds the grainÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ the girl he is talking about is the kinder image of the reaper. In ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂTo AutumnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ the working girl that is asleep on the floor of the granary is Keats version of the kinder image of death.
The second similarity is the analogy of the harvest or autumn. In ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂTo AutumnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ the whole poem is about the harvest. In the first stanza it is the pre harvest, the second is the harvest and the third is the post-harvest. With ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂThe Solitary ReaperÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ the first stanza is the image of the harvest.
Alone she cuts and binds the grain. The third similarity between the two poems is that they both use authority imagery in their poems. In ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂTo AutumnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ Keats writes at the end five different songs of nature. The singing of the gnats, the full grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn, the hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft, the red-breast whistles from a garden-croft and the gathering swallows twitter in the skies. In ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂThe Solitary ReaperÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ Wordsworth use authority imagery. For example, no nightingale did ever chant, springtime from the cuckoo-bird, and the maiden sang are all authority imagery from Wordsworth. There is a beauty in the harvest and the season of autumn and there is a beauty in death.