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Keats considers animal and insect sounds as comparable to the poetry men write. The poetry of earth would include bird songs and the grasshopper's rubbings in summertime. (One would also hear the buzzing of bees, the bleating of lambs, the mooing of cows, neighs from a horse, dogs yapping, cats mewing, a running brook, the rush of wind, the rustle of leaves, et cetera.)
But come wintertime many of these sounds become less pronounced, especially the sounds of insects like the grasshopper. The cricket is nocturnal, and the male cricket spends much of the evening calling out to female crickets. It is his mating call, but a poet might consider it a song of love which, in turn, might make a poet longing for summer confuse the sound of the cricket for a grasshopper.
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