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Ode on Melancholy

Ode on Melancholy


by John Keats

Ode on Melancholy: Read it and Weep True or False

1. What is this "Lethe" place that we're supposed to avoid (line 1)? -> The River of Life in ancient Roman mythology
2. What are the three poisons we're told to avoid? -> Wolf's-bane, nightshade, and yew-berries
3. Who is Proserpine? -> The Ancient Greek queen of the underworld and the goddess of spring
4. What three beautiful things are we supposed to "glut our sorrow" on? -> Roses, rainbows, and peonies
5. Where is there a hidden shrine of Melancholy? -> In the temple of Delight