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To Autumn by John Keats

To Autumn by John Keats 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 … Continue reading

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The Tree by Anne Finch

The Tree by Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720) 1 Fair tree! for thy delightful shade 2 ‘Tis just that some return be made; 3 Sure some return is due from me 4 To thy cool shadows, and to thee. … Continue reading

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Alexander’s Feast by John Dryden

ALEXANDER’S FEAST; OR, THE POWER OF MUSIC. AN ODE, IN HONOUR OF ST CECILIA’S DAY by John Dryden 1 ‘Twas at the royal feast, for Persia won By Philip’s warlike son: Aloft in awful state The godlike hero sate On … Continue reading

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Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots by Mark Twain

Ode To Stephen Dowling Bots, Dec’d by Mark Twain And did young Stephen sicken, And did young Stephen die? And did the sad hearts thicken, And did the mourners cry? No; such was not the fate of Young Stephen Dowling … Continue reading

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Ode: Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth

Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood (1807) by William Wordsworth Begun on March 27, 1802 and finished before 1806, possibly in early 1804. Wordsworth stated that “two years at least passed between the writing of the four … Continue reading

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Dejection: An Ode by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

DEJECTION: AN ODE by Samuel Taylor Coleridge WRITTEN APRIL 4, 1802 “Late, late yestreen I saw the new Moon, With the old Moon in her arms; And I fear, I fear, my Master dear! We shall have a deadly storm.” … Continue reading

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Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley

ODE TO THE WEST WIND by Percy Bysshe Shelley (This poem was conceived and chiefly written in a wood that skirts the Arno, near Florence, and on a day when that tempestuous wind, whose temperature is at once mild and … Continue reading

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Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats

ODE ON A GRECIAN URN by John Keats 1. 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 … Continue reading

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Ode on Melancholy by John Keats

ODE ON MELANCHOLY by John Keats 1. 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 … Continue reading

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Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats

ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE by John Keats 1. My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk: … Continue reading

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