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Ode on a Grecian Urn Keats


The Keats poem Ode on a ***** Urn, describes an individual interpretation 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 *****cluding many traditional Grecian **********. 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 ***** the piece *****self, its images and ***** emotion that can easily be elicited within the viewer of any piece ***** art. The poem, a piece of art itself reflects ***** idea ***** within *****, 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 ***** eternal human ***** and lastly that both *****se elements ***** ***** together to bring the viewer to a pl*****ce of emotion ***** ***** relatable. Hence the Urn and the ode describing it represent universal emotional ***** that are forever reachable by the viewer. "Will Keats's poem attain the speechlessness ***** ***** true language of art? Or will ***** 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 ***** these ***** themes utilizing the text of the work to dem*****strate what ***** poem says about art ***** the human experience.

***** Can Freeze Time

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

Thou foster-child of Silence ***** slow Time," ***** pipes are eternally playing a g*****y tune, reflective of the event depicted but ***** silent, "ye soft *****, 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 about ***** reach his goal ***** 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 hast not thy bliss,/

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

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

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

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



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