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Ode on a Grecian Urn Keats


The Keats poem Ode on a Grecian Urn, describes an individual interpretati***** of an historical piece of art, in this case ***** the interpretation of Keats and specifically in reaction to an Urn which has a pastoral scene including many traditional ***** **********. The work also demonstrates several universals regarding art and the ***** ***** man and how it can and should to some degree transcends time ***** 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 piece of art ***** reflects ***** idea ***** within art, at least art th***** is capable of eliciting emotion that there are three specific themes regarding the human experience of 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 that is relatable. Hence the ***** ***** ***** ode describing it represent universal emotional themes ***** are forever reachable by the viewer. "Will Keats's poem attain ***** speechlessness ***** the true language of art? Or will it remain in opposition to the urn, unable ***** transcend 'art's mortal enemy?'" (H*****mann 251) This work will analyze Ode on an Urn according to ***** ***** ***** utilizing the text of the ***** ***** dem*****strate what ***** ***** says about art and the human *****.

Art Can Freeze Time

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

Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time," the pipes ***** ***** playing a gay tune, ***** ***** the event depicted but eternally 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 ***** ***** to reach his goal ***** ravishing the fair beauty, who will remain for***** young. "Fair youth, beneath the *****s, thou canst not leave 15/

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

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

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

***** only will ***** lovers be forever 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 the youth hides and ********** his flute ***** always be fresh and green. "Ah, *****, happy boughs! that cannot shed/

Your 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.



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