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Ode on a Grecian Urn Keats


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

Blacks*****ne 312), second that art reflects eternal human ***** and lastly that both these elements ***** work together to bring the viewer to a place of emotion that ***** relatable. Hence the ***** ***** ***** ode describing it represent universal emotional themes ***** are forever reachable by the viewer. "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 accord*****g to these ***** ***** utilizing the text of the ***** ***** demonstrate what the ***** says about art and the ***** *****.

***** Can Freeze Time

Keats repeats the *****me of time in this work over and over, express*****g that the content of the art, in this ***** the images on the Urn 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,/

Thou foster-child of Silence ***** slow Time," the pipes are ***** playing a gay tune, ***** 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 remains in a cont*****ued state of just ***** to reach his goal of 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;.../

***** cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss,/

For ever wilt ***** love, and she be fair!"

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

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

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



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