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Floating on the “wings of Poesy” to an “easeful Death”: A Close Reading on John Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale”

When reading John Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale” I was instantly reminded of Percy Shelley’s “To a Sky-Lark”.  However, Shelley’s depiction of the bird (when he compares him to his poetry) is an optimistic and awe-inspired view while Keat’s ‘Ode … Continue reading

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Disappearing Personification

As I carefully read Chaucer’s work I found the passage about the characters’ adventure in the tale particularly interesting. Firstly, I was intrigued due to the resemblance to J.K Rowling’s “The Tale of the Three Brothers” from her short fictional book The Tales of … Continue reading

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