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Ode on Melancholy

Ode on Melancholy

by John Keats

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(4) Base Camp

There's some tough vocabulary and allusions to classical mythology here that could easily trip the unwary, but the basic message and subject matter—melancholy and depression—is something that most readers can relate to in some way or another. So with your handy Shmoop guide, this is poetic peak is definitely climbable.

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