Keats' Poems and Letters

Evaluate the ending of “Ode to a Nightingale.” What is the difference between a vision and a dream? What are the implications for the ambiguity?

Ode to a Nightingale

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When the Nightingale flies away, the man feels an intense loss. His dream of becoming part of the gentle bird's world are dashed. His vision of the nightingale is a momentary peek into a hidden world that must stay hidden for him. Entering this world is merely a dream. The animal world has a spirituality to it that man seemingly can not enter. The speaker sees it as a sort of primordial dream when he once might have been a part of it.

explain the ending two lines of ode to a nightingale