Ode to a Nightingale
In Ode to a Nightingale, John Keats, the author and narrator, used descript terminology to express the deep-rooted pain he was suffering during his battle with tuberculosis. This poem has eight paragraphs or verses of ten lines each and doesn’t follow any specific rhyme scheme.
In the first paragraph, Keats gave away the mood of the whole poem with his metaphors for his emotional and physical sufferings, for example:
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stated that the rich could not buy their way out of death because that was all the Nightingale had come to do. The song of the Nightingale had faded and Keats composed,
…thy plaintive anthem fades…
…and now ‘tis buried deep (75 & 77)
and he didn’t know if it was real or if he had dreamed the whole thing. Keats wasn’t sure if he was still alive or had died.
–Do I wake or sleep? (80)