A Summary and Analysis of John Keats’s ‘Ode to a Nightingale’

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

‘Ode to a Nightingale’ is one of a series of odes the Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821) wrote, and one of the most famous. Before we offer a brief summary of Keats’s poem, it might be helpful to read ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ here in a separate tab, and follow the poem and our analysis alongside each other.

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