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La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Ode to a Nightingale both dramatize poetic failure of some kind; they demonstrate the poetic imagination running amuk, becoming self-destructive. Both poems are offered to us as emblems of self-loss. In the ode this is associated with the loss of sight, a regression into a world organized around sound alone. How/why is loss of sight made a figure for self-loss in the ode?