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This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats.
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"Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats

Summary: An analysis of the poem "Ode to A Nightingale" by John Keats, in which Keats' detailed descriptions contrast natural beauty and reality, as well as life and death. In the poem, the nightingale's peaceful song captivates the writer and becomes a powerful spell that transcends Keats' mortal world; the song has the capability to bring listeners through hard journeys, easing the pain and suffering of life's travails.
"Ode to A Nightingale" is a poem in which Keats uses detailed description to contrast natural beauty and reality, life and death. In the opening verse, the writer becomes captivated by the nightingale's peaceful song. Throughout, the song becomes a powerful spell that transcends the mortal world of Keats. Interwoven throughout the poem are his thoughts about death. It is important to note that Keats' father & mother died when he was young and his brother had recently died of tuberculosis, which probably accounts for this focus.

In the first stanza, Keats' mood is low and depressed but the nightingale's song creates a state of euphoria in him that allows him to escape reality. He is not envious of the bird's happy "lot" but is comforted by the nightingale's singing which lifts him from his unhappy state. Unencumbered by thoughts of "the weariness, the fever, and the fret," mentioned...

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