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Ode on a Grecian Urn Keats


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

Blacks*****ne 312), second ***** art ***** eternal human ***** and lastly that both these elements ***** ***** together to bring the viewer to a pl*****ce of emotion ***** 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 it remain in opposition to the urn, unable ***** transcend 'art's mortal enemy?'" (Hofmann 251) This work will analyze Ode on an Urn according to ***** ***** ***** utilizing the text of the work ***** demonstrate what the ***** says about art and the human experience.

Art Can Freeze Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not only will the lovers be forever fair ***** youthful but they ***** always be in a st*****te of *****, that is associated with being in love. ***** boughs of the tree, presumably where the youth hides and plays his flute will always be fresh and green. "Ah, happy, happy boughs! that cannot shed/

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

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



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