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Ode on a Grecian Urn Keats

Introducti*****

The Keats poem Ode on a Grecian Urn, describes an individual interpretati***** of an historical piece of art, in this case ***** the interpretation ***** Keats and specifically in reaction to an Urn which has a pastoral scene including many traditional ***** *****mes. The work also demonstrates several universals regarding art and the ***** of 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 of art. The *****, a piece of art itself reflects ***** idea ***** within art, at least art th***** is capable of eliciting emotion that there are three specific themes regarding the human experience ***** art; first that art can freeze time

Blacks*****ne 312), second ***** art ***** eternal human ***** and lastly that both these elements ***** work together to bring the viewer to a ***** of emotion ***** is relatable. Hence the Urn and ***** ode describing it represent universal emotional ***** that are forever reachable by the *****. "Will Keats's poem attain the speechlessness of the true language of 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 accord*****g to ***** three themes utilizing the text of the ***** to dem*****strate what the poem says about art ***** the ***** *****.

***** Can Freeze Time

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

Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time," ***** pipes are eternally playing a g*****y tune, reflective ***** the event depicted but ***** 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 of ravishing the fair beauty, who will remain forever young. "Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave 15/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eternal

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