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Ode to a Nightingale

Ode to a Nightingale


by John Keats

Ode to a Nightingale Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Aside from your dreams, have you ever felt like you were in a different reality? What inspired this feeling, and what brought you back to the normal world?
  2. Have you ever thought what it would feel like to be an animal of any kind? If you could spend a day in the life of any animal, which would you choose?
  3. Have you ever been unable to tell the difference between life and a dream? Have you ever woken up from a dream, and felt that it was real? How do we know that our dreams are not real? (Yes, we're really getting deep here).
  4. Are nightingales actually that happy? What could be stressful about the life of a nightingale?
  5. Do you think birds have any concept of "beauty"? Do they know that their songs are "beautiful," or is that just a projection of human ideas?

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