In the poems “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats and “Ode to the west” by Percy Bysshe Shelley are both Romantic poems. During the American Revolution did not like the political movements of their time, and were inspired to write about nature especially Greek and Roman mythology. Both John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley these poets “emphasized the importance of the self, heightened, emotional expression, and the primacy of nature their work”. The poems that they wrote were known as odes which had themes about life and human nature. In Keats’ and Shelley’s Romantic poems, both have similarities and differences. In the text “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats, the nightingale represents a supernatural being conjured up by the speaker. In the poem, “Ode to a Nightingale” the reader sees that the poet draws his inspiration through hemlock which the poet had drunk and some kind of opiate. The poet speaks about dying from the consumption, and wishes nothing but to flee from the pressures of the world. “Ode to a Nightingale”, the author focuses on the hardships of human life and the want to escape it. Keats uses the nightingale as a symbol of freedom; a way to escape the realities of human life. The speaker joins the bird in the forest, where he leaves behind hardships. The vivid imagery emphasizes the want of the speaker. They want so badly to be relieved of the burdens and join the nightingale in sweet escape. The nightingale represents death, and easy escape, and the freedom and bliss that comes with it. “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe Shelley is using the West Wind as a symbol, he illustrates the power that the West Wind has, by driving the autumn leaves, waves, placing seeds in the earth, and stirring up the oceans and seas. He images being a leaf, cloud or wave, sharing in the winds strength. The author ask the wind to play upon him like a instrument (lyre) and bringing out his sadness, in stanza V “make me thy lyre”. The wind can help to spread his ideas around the world and inspire others, stanza IV “If i were a lead leaf thou mightest bear;If I were a swift cloud to fly with thee; A wave to pant beneath thy power, and share. As we read through poem we get his tone is preasure, joy and hope. In summation the poems Ode in the Nightingale and Ode to the West Wind are different in ways such as theme. Ode in the Nightingale talked about death and Ode in the west narrator wanted to be heard like the wind and also as strong as the wind.One of the similarities of the poems is that they both had symbols in the branches of nature through wind and the nightingale that is a brown feathered bird.