What Is the Theme in Ode to a Nightingale?

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The primary theme in 'Ode to a Nightingale' is the mortality of man. Keats' speaker also expresses some regret. But the poem also exhibits the theme of creativity and painlessness (the nightingale and its music). Essentially, the speaker recognizes that he is no longer free and full of life like the bird, and he wants to come back to that freedom, usefulness and state of innovation. He wonders if perhaps death might release him from the tragedy of old age.
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