What is the meaning of "To Autumn"? (open, score of +3)
What I'm looking for is quite simply examples of commentary on devices in the poem "To Autumn", which would help me further develop my own interpretations. Within commentary, I would look for the identification of devices and the discussion of their effects with respect to maybe a theme or the development of tone, or anything else that may be relevant.
https://literature.stackexchange.com/q/2151/17 (closed as "too broad", score of -3)
What are the literary devices used in Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats, and to what effect?
The main difference I can see between these two questions is that the second is considerably shorter than the first. But both of them are still essentially asking for a list of literary devices in a particular poem - in short, a summary analysis of the poem - and yet the first one got a positive score and a good answer while the second one has been closed and left to rot.
Should questions asking what literary devices were used in a particular poem be on-topic?
If so, let's reopen the second question; if not, let's close the first one. Or is there really some essential difference between them which makes one on-topic and the other not?