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What does the nightingale symbolize in 'Ode to a Nightingale'?

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What does the nightingale symbolize in 'Ode to a Nightingale'?

Symbolism in poetry

Authors often use symbolism to help create meaning without having to state it explicitly. Authors rely on the reader to explore the symbolism and determine what the symbols mean to the story.

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What is Symbolism in Literature? - Definition, Types & Examples

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