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Keats composed this while staying at a friend's house, north of London.  Every evening a nightingale would sing outside his window, and the bird's singing caused Keats to reflect on sad memories.

It is easy to see why after reading his biography . . .  Keats certainly had many sad events in his short life.

Note of Interest:  Nightingale is from the old English word "Nihtegale" which means: singer of the night.
Nightingales are found from Northeastern Europe to Siberia, spending the winter months in Africa.

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Ode to a Nightingale

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