Ode to Psyche Summary & Analysis
by John Keats

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"Ode to Psyche," the first of Keats's famous odes, was published in 1820, appearing in his final collection titled Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems. In the poem, a wandering speaker finds Psyche (goddess of the soul and mind) asleep in the arms of Eros (god of love). Awestruck by Psyche's beauty, the speaker vows to build her a temple—not from stone, but from his imagination. Through visions of the rich worlds inside the speaker's own mind, the poem celebrates the imagination's awesome and mysterious creative power.

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