The correct answer is C) Nature provides signs of Autumn.

The statement that best explains the central idea of the first stanza is “Nature provides signs of Autumn.”

The first stanza provides the idea that nature provides signs of Autumn when the author describes that “The morns are meeker than they were, the nuts are getting brown, the berry’s cheek is plumper, the rose is out of town”. In the poem “Autumn” of Emily Dickinson, the author describes the view of nature when Automn comes and season makes plants, fruits, and nature in general, turn its colors and scenes.