Ode on Melancholy
Ode on Melancholy Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Food and Eating
Whether you think about the various poisons listed in the first stanza, the references to "grapes" and wine, or the repetition of words like "glut" and "feed," you have to admit that there's a lot...
Resurrection and New Life
Don't assume that "Ode on Melancholy" is all doom and gloom. Just because Keats wants us to know that pleasure and melancholy are closely linked doesn't mean that there's no possibility for hope. B...
Spring and Flowers
Ah, springtime. Flowers, new life, and joy. What could be better? Well, as the speaker of this poem would tell you, you can't have spring without a winter before it. And you can't have new life wit...
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