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Will I be able to get a brief summary on "ODE TO THE NIGHTINGALE" by  JOHN KEATS?I...

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keerthisaju | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 26, 2012 at 2:43 AM via web

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Will I be able to get a brief summary on "ODE TO THE NIGHTINGALE" by  JOHN KEATS?

I find it very difficult as well as confusing when I read this poem.
I need a full summary, interpertation, analysis of this poem.

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jordanf369 | Student | eNoter

Posted July 15, 2012 at 9:31 AM (Answer #1)

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It is best to read the poem a few times to try and get the general gist of what the poem is about. Then see the link below

http://www.enotes.com/ode-nightingale-salem/ode-nightingale

An ode denotes an elaborate lyric poem or hymn of praise which addresses an object, in this case the nightingale, in a sincere and dignified tone.

Throughout this ode the conflicting nature of human life is explored  i.e. the interconnection of pain / joy, intensity of feeling / numbness (lack of feeling), life / death, mortal / immortal,and the actual (real)/ideal

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