Explain the theme of the poem 'Ode to Nightingale' by John Keats.

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Keats' poem is an eulogy to the nightingale as the incarnation of liberty and as a living symbol of the felicity of life.

Some eventual themes:

Art and nature both bring solace in awareness of the brevity of life.

Nature offers man a correspondance between his lower ambitions and his enlightened self.

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