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Ode on a Grecian Urn Keats

Introduction

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

Blacks*****ne 312), second ***** art reflects eternal human emotion and lastly that both *****se elements can ***** together to bring the viewer to a ***** of emotion ***** ***** rel*****table. Hence the Urn and the ode describing it represent universal emotional ***** that are forever reachable by the *****. "Will Keats's poem attain ***** speechlessness ***** the true language of art? Or will ***** remain in opposition to the urn, unable to transcend 'art's mortal enemy?'" (H*****mann 251) This work will analyze Ode on an Urn accord*****g to these three themes utilizing the text of the work ***** dem*****strate what the ***** says about art ***** the ***** *****.

***** Can Freeze Time

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

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

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

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

She can***** fade, though thou *****t not thy bliss,/

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

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

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

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

Eternal

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