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" Ode to a Nightingale MY heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk... "
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by William Hone - 1827 - 870 pages
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Literature and Language Teaching

Christopher J. Brumfit, Christopher Brumfit, Ronald Carter - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1986 - 289 pages
...few lines of verse, one of the most familiar passages in the Romantic canon, the opening of Keats's 'Ode to a Nightingale': My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock 1 had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk ....
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Electropharmacology

Hendrik Keyzer, George M. Eckert, Felix Gutmann - Medical - 1990 - 432 pages
...such as local and general anesthetics, surgery or meditation. A. THE HISTORY OF ANALGESIC DRUGS "My heart aches and a drowsy numbness pains My sense,...drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains" John Keats, 1795-1821. Ode to a Nightingale As noted above, two groups of herbal analgesics have been...
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East West Poetics at Work: Papers Presented at the Seminar on Indian and ...

C. D. Narasimhaiah - Poetics - 1994 - 292 pages
...monotonous effect, which is broken by the interjection of the vowels as in "aches", "pains", "drains. My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense,...some dull opiate to the drains One minute 'past, and Lethe wards had sunk : The happiness of the nightingale evokes a correspondingly pleasurable state...
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The Works of John Keats: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Keats - Poetry - 1994 - 491 pages
...deform; The Beadsman, after thousand aves31 told, For aye32 unsought for slept among his ashes cold. Ode to a Nightingale My heart aches, and a drowsy...hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains1 One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk: Tis not through envy of thy happy lot, But being...
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Aufsätze zur englischen Versdichtung: von Chaucer bis Dylan Thomas

Ewald Standop - American poetry - 1995 - 155 pages
...Nightingale hingewiesen? Dort ist keineswegs alles poetisches Gold, was glänzt. Hier der Text: My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense,...some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Lethe- wards had sunk: Tis not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thine happiness,...
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Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction

Derek Attridge - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 274 pages
...candle throws his beams! x/ x/ /XX/ x/ So shines a good deed in a naughty world. x/ / xx/x/x / (36) My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk. . . Although the same inversion of a sequence of stressed and unstressed syllables occurs, the rhythmic...
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Romanticism and the Androgynous Sublime

Warren Stevenson - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 153 pages
...quickly moves from the drowsy, gustatory imagery of the self-involved opening lines ("My heart aches ... as though of hemlock I had drunk, / Or emptied some dull opiate") to his oxymoronic objective correlative, the "happy" bird, who "Singest of summer with full-throated ease."...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - Poetry - 1997 - 252 pages
...precedent for elaborate and irregular— but repeated— stanzas like those in the odes of Keats: My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense,...some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Lethe- wards had sunk: 'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thine happiness—...
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Novelistic Love in the Platonic Tradition: Fielding, Faulkner, and the ...

Jennie Wang - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 215 pages
...melodies" of Keats's poem. The setting, the mood, the tone of "Delta Autumn" are all cast in the mode of "Ode to a Nightingale": My heart aches, and a drowsy...pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Here, where men sit and hear each other groan; Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last gray hairs, Where...
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Reading The Eve of St.Agnes: The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction

Jack Stillinger - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 200 pages
...Drang with comedy. Keats shaves his head; Shelley frizzes out his hair; Byron submits to a bowl-cut. My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Keats sighs, his head stuck in a cannon. Eternal Spirit of the chainless Mind! Brightest in dungeons,...
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