Brief Analysis:
In this stanza, the speaker refers to death, the thing which he feared and loathed in the earlier stanzas, as easeful. He now sees it as a state in which he can forget his pain and leave life on earth that is filled with sorrow. Suddenly, the distinction between him and the nightingale prevails and he realizes he can never be happy and unencumbered as the nightingale. While the bird's song is immortal, the speaker will never experience immortality and will only listen to the bird's song in vain.