"Ode to a Nightingale": Poetic Effects

1     My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
2         My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
3     Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
4         One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:
5     'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,
6         But being too happy in thine happiness,--
7             That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees
8                 In some melodious plot
9         Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,
10           Singest of summer in full-throated ease.

Poetic Devices:

1. End Rhyme: (ABABCDECDE)

2. Assonance

3. Alliteration

4. Rhythm
Iambic Pentameter with one line on each verse of Iambic Trimeter

5. Onomatopoeia Nightingale Song