© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ode on Melancholy

Ode on Melancholy


by John Keats

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?


There's so little sex going on in this poem that by the time we get to the final stanza, the image of "Joy's grape" bursting against the reader's "strenuous tongue" seems downright scandalous.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...