Summary and Analysis of Ode on Indolence | John Keats

Ode on Indolence

Text of the Poem | Ode on Indolence   One morn before me were three figures seen, With bowèd necks, and joinèd hands, side-faced; And one behind the other stepp’d serene, In placid sandals, and in white robes graced; They pass’d, like figures on a marble urn, When shifted round to see the other side; … Read more

Summary and Analysis of “Ode to Psyche” by John Keats

Ode to Psyche

Text of the Poem | Ode to Psyche O Goddess! hear these tuneless numbers, wrung By sweet enforcement and remembrance dear, And pardon that thy secrets should be sung Even into thine own soft-conched ear: Surely I dreamt to-day, or did I see The winged Psyche with awaken’d eyes? I wander’d in a forest thoughtlessly, … Read more

Summary & Analysis of “Ode on Melancholy” by John Keats

Ode on Melancholy

Text of the Poem | Ode on Melancholy No, no, go not to Lethe, neither twist Wolf’s-bane, tight-rooted, for its poisonous wine; Nor suffer thy pale forehead to be kiss’d By nightshade, ruby grape of Proserpine; Make not your rosary of yew-berries, Nor let the beetle, nor the death-moth be Your mournful Psyche, nor the … Read more

Summary and Analysis of “Ode to Autumn” by John Keats

Ode to Autumn

Text of the Poem | Ode to Autumn   Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, … Read more

Summary and Analysis of “Ode on a Grecian Urn”

Ode on a Grecian Urn

Text of the Poem | Ode on a Grecian Urn Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What leaf-fring’d legend haunts about thy shape Of deities or mortals, or of both, In Tempe or the … Read more