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The Poem Ode to A Nightingale by John Keats is a unique poem written sometime during the 1815- 1820s while he was visiting at a friends houseThis 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 hemlockwhich 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 perspective it is the end of ones life Keats paints a picture the desire to end ones life in a peaceful enviroment that is created by the Nightingales song and light and smells of the enviroment In the first five lines of the poem the narrator shows that he hears the nightingale As he hears the nightingale his heart aches and he feels drugged from the song and the beauty of trees and plants After a minute he forgets about the nightingale In lines five through twenty-five he is he joyous the nightingales ability to sing about summer From the nightingales 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 Song
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