What are the romantic characteristics in his poem "Ode to a Nightingale?"
One of the most prominent features in Romantic poetry is the use of the creative imagination. In the Romantic movement, there was a large emphasis on the individual and contemplation of nature. Keats began composing "Ode to a Nightingale" in the spring of 1819, sitting under a plum tree while listening to a nightingale. The Romantic motif expressed in this poem is the self/individual seeking a connection to nature through imaginings, dreams, and visions.
In the first two stanzas, the speaker imagines and wishes for a drug or alcohol. He wants to be released from the burden of human worries, to forget them ("Lethe - wards") so that he might be as free as the nigtingale:...
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