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Ode to a Nightingale In Ode to a Nightingale John Keats the author and narrator used descript terminology to express the deep-rooted pain he was suffering during his battle with tuberculosis This poem has eight paragraphs or verses of ten lines each and doesnt follow any specific rhyme scheme In the first paragraph Keats gave away the mood of the whole poem with his metaphors for his emotional and physical sufferings for example My heart aches and drowsy numbness pains My sense 1-2 Keats then went on to explain to the reader that he was speaking to the light-winged Dryad in the poem This bird symbolizes a Nightingale that to many depicts the happiness and vibrance of life with the way it seems to gracefully hover over brightly colored flowers to get nectar but to Keats death because his was becoming Shadows numberless at the end of the paragraph signifies the angel of death and spirits that had surrounded Keats Keats vividly and beautifully described wine for a beaker full of the warm South With beaded bubbles winking at the brim And purple stained mouth That I might drink and leave the he used to bury his fears and emotions about death In verse three Keats expressed that most people enjoy a full life and die old when he pens Here men sit and hear each other groan last gray hairs Where youth grows pale and spectre-thin and dies 24-26 He felt that youth was a time in ones life to enjoy According to him being rich popular beautiful funny and smart didnt matter because the angel of death was blind Keats was afraid of death because of the loved ones he had to leave behind He expresses that with the phrase And with thee fade away into the forest dim 20 Keats explained that he had wanted to wander off into the forest so no one wouldve had
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