The best single work on Keats’s odes is Helen Vendler’s study The Odes of John Keats. Many of the ideas in this summary were first and best expressed in that book, and anyone wishing to learn more about the odes will want to read it.

Vendler, Helen. The Odes of John Keats. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1983.

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