Definition of Ode to a Nightingale from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Ode to a Nightingale

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a long poem (1820) by John Keats which describes how he feels as he listens to the beautiful song of a nightingale (a small bird).
Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!No hungry generations tread thee down;The voice I hear this passing night was heardIn ancient days by emperor and clown.