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Ode on a Grecian Urn Keats


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

Blackstone 312), second ***** art reflects eternal human ***** and lastly that both these elements ***** work together to bring the viewer to a pl*****ce of emotion ***** is relatable. Hence the ***** and ***** 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 to transcend 'art's mortal enemy?'" (Hofmann 251) This work will analyze Ode on an Urn accord*****g ***** ***** ***** ***** utilizing the text of the ***** to demonstrate what the poem says about art ***** the ***** *****.

Art Can Freeze Time

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

Thou foster-child ***** Silence ***** slow Time," ***** pipes are eternally playing a g*****y tune, reflective 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 remains in a cont*****ued state of just about 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;.../

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

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

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

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

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



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