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Ode to a Nightingale

by John Keats

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What is "lethe" in John Keats' "Ode To A Nightingale"?

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In Greek and Roman mythology, Lethe was one of five rivers in the underworld, or the kingdom of the dead. Drinking from Lethe (whose name means "forgetfulness") caused the souls of the dead to forget all knowledge of their previous lives.

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