Ode To A Nightingale By John K


The Poem "Ode to A Nightingale" by John Keats is a unique poem, written sometime during the 1815- 1820's while he was visiting at a friend's house.This Romantic Age poem is well known for the way it is written. The main writing style Keats uses is imagery. This style is an excellent example of poetry writing in the Romantic Age, particulary its references to Greek mythological images and the
celebration of natural enviroment.
In the first part of the poem Keats forms a mental picture
of a hemlock,which signifies a poisonous herb. He also creates a picture of a river of forgetfulness in Hades. Basically, the imagery
Keats uses is that of Greek mythology and a fantasy world. In a different ...

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the nightingale's ability to sing about summer. From the nightingale's singing, the narrator becomes too happy because the nightingale can express its happiness that summer has arrived. The narrator says that he wants to have a drink, cool and tasting, like flowers. He would forget the world , fade away with the nightingaleinto the forest. To create this Romantic image, Keatscompares the nightingale to a "light-winged Dryad" and refers to the "tasting of flora" snd "Provelcal ...

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