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Ode on a Grecian Urn Keats

Introduction

***** Keats poem Ode on a Grecian Urn, describes an individual interpretati***** of an historical piece ***** art, in this case ***** the interpretation of Keats and specifically in reaction to an Urn which has a pastoral scene ********** many traditional Grecian themes. The work also demonstrates several universals regarding art and the ***** ***** man and how it can ***** should to some degree transcends time and place through symbolism and imagery. The work is reflective of ***** piece itself, its images and the emotion that can easily be elicited within the viewer of any piece ***** art. The poem, a piece of ***** ***** reflects the idea ***** within art, at least art that is capable of eliciting emotion that there are three specific ***** regarding the human experience ***** *****; first that art can freeze *****

Blackstone 312), second ***** art reflects eternal human emotion and lastly that both these elements ***** ***** together to bring the viewer to a ***** of emotion th*****t is relatable. Hence the ***** ***** the ode describing it represent universal emotional themes that are forever reachable by the *****. "Will Keats's poem attain ***** speechlessness of the true language ***** art? Or will ***** remain in opposition to the urn, unable ***** transcend 'art's mortal enemy?'" (Hofmann 251) This work will analyze Ode on an Urn according to ***** ***** themes utilizing the text of the work ***** demonstrate what ***** ***** says about art and the ***** *****.

Art Can Freeze Time

***** repeats the theme of time in this work over ***** over, express*****g that the content ***** ***** art, in this ***** the images on ***** ***** is eternally youthful frozen in a moment of time, just before the pinn*****cle ***** action, ***** "bride" remains unkissed "THOU still unravish'd bride of quietness,/

***** foster-child ***** Silence and slow Time," the pipes ***** ***** playing a g*****y tune, ***** of the event depicted but eternally silent, "ye soft *****, play on, " "And, happy melodist, unwearièd,/

For ever piping songs for ***** new." The youth under the tree ***** in a continued state of ***** about to reach his goal ***** ravishing the fair beauty, who will remain forever young. "Fair youth, beneath the *****s, thou canst not leave 15/

Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare;.../

She can***** fade, *****gh thou hast not thy bliss,/

For ever wilt ***** love, ***** she ***** *****!"

***** only will the lovers be forever fair and *****ful but they ***** always be in a st*****te of *****, that is associated with *****ing in love. ***** boughs of the tree, presumably where ***** youth hides and *****s his flute will always be fresh and green. "Ah, happy, happy boughs! ***** can***** shed/

Your leaves, nor ever bid the Spring adieu; And, happy melodist, unwearièd,/

***** ever piping ***** for ever new;" Events ***** in time are the main theme of Keats interpretation.

Eternal

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