Essays Tagged: "Ode on a Grecian Urn"

John Keat's "Ode to a Nightingale", "ode To Autumn" and "ode on a Grecian Urn"

minates a large portion of his late poetry and is most readily apparent in three of his most famous ong>Odeong>s: To a Nightingale, To Autumn and on a Grecian Urn. In the ong>Odeong> to a Nightingale, it is the ideal ... htingale, it is the ideal beauty of the Nightingale's song - as permanent as nature itself - in the ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn, it is the perfection of beauty as art - transfixed and transfigured forever in ...

(6 pages) 323 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Comparing 'Ode on Grecian Urn', by Keats and ' Sailing to Byzantium' by Yates

ight are the fares things from each other, while you can't have light without dark meeting. In the 'ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn' and 'Sailing to Byzantium' we see these differences.The difference in the 'ong>Odeong> ... the battle between immortality. 'Sailing to Byzantium' has themes such as art verses nature while 'ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn' relies mainly on the battle of immortality in life. This can also be said abou ...

(2 pages) 71 0 2.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The treatment of containment and movement in Keats'"Ode On a Grecian Urn" and Stevens'"Anecdote of a Jar".

he opposition to the nature of this force is an ideal lens through which we might examine Keats's " ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn" and Steven's "Anecdote of the Jar". Through the use of similar iconography, ev ... wo poems, though very different, examine the two sides of a single phenomenon movement containment."ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn" was first published in Annals of the Fine Arts, a journal interested mainly in ...

(10 pages) 51 0 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Ode on a Grecian Urn and Ode to a Nightingale analysis. Both by John Keats

ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn and to a Nightingaleong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn draws out two different emotions. Firs ... oice making? Line 17 speaks of a lover who can not kiss his partner because he is stuck in position.ong>Odeong> to a Nightingale is a tough poem to read. Keats is somehow hurt by the song that gives him pleas ...

(2 pages) 112 0 2.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Ode on A Grecian Urn

1821. Yet grief and hardship never destroyed his passionate commitment to poetry.John Keats wrote "ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn" in 1819. This ode is based on a series of paradoxs and opposites on the discre ... hat the tone of the poem is very morbid. This is because the poem has two separate levels. Keats's "ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn" has a superficial level of happiness and joy, which acts as a façade fo ...

(2 pages) 85 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A good biography of John Keats

to evoke a response either sensual or emotional; however, this is not the case. Keats, in the poem ong>Odeong> Upon a Grecian Urn, turns the traditional understanding of physical objects on its head, and use ... abstruse concepts behind them.It would be beneficial to gain a historical perspective on the poem. ong>Odeong> Upon a Grecian Urn was written at the height of Keats' creative output, in May of 1819; in this ...

(5 pages) 67 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn and Ode To Autumn

ODE ON A GRECIAN URNKeats was an important figure in early 19th century poetry and arguably wrote so ... me. Keats seems troubled by a quest for beauty and perfection and this is especially evident in his odes. These lyric poems were written between March and September 1819 and Keats died in 1821.In ong>Odeong> ... in 1821.In ong>Odeong> To A Nightingale, Keats turned to the song of a bird in his quest for perfection, in ong>Odeong> On A Grecian Urn he has turned to art. Instead of identifying with the fluid expressiveness of m ...

(7 pages) 139 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A Scratch Beneath the Surface: The Pastoral Disguise of "An Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats

Through John Keats masterful use of ode and pastoral forms, he is able to create a mask of beauty and happiness. The pleasant imagery, c ... s chords within the reader of the mask is the wavering tone of the speaker. Though the pastoral and ode are generally the majesty and the grandeur of the physical world, Keats is able to manipulate th ... er ideals of the metaphysical world.Though the pastoral form is a dominant presence throughout, the ode form plays a vital role in the expression the speaker's initial feelings of the urn. To create t ...

(10 pages) 62 1 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

John Keats - Ode On A Grecian Urn

John Keats "ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn", which you just heard, demonstrates many of the characteristics of a romantic ... onstrates many of the characteristics of a romantic piece of literature. The form of the poem is an ong>Odeong> addressed to an inanimate object. In the Romantic period, an element of Romantic poetry was a la ... often used in short stories and poems where the author exaggerates or overstates what he means. In "ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn" Keats writes, "More happy love! More happy, happy love!" The boy in the story ...

(2 pages) 89 1 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Read the poem 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' by John Keats.

'ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn' is a delightfully reflective, lyrical poem, which contemplates the beauty of s ... ck of motion of it being fixed. By looking at the intricate poetic language Keat's chooses for this ode we are allowed access to the enchanting images of the urn and also into the introspective mood o ... o the enchanting images of the urn and also into the introspective mood of Keat's himself.The word 'ode' derives from an ancient Greek word meaning 'song' which sets the mood of the piece. We see the ...

(6 pages) 106 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Ode on a Grecian Urn

ong>Odeong> on a Grecian UrnJohn Keats brilliantly uses poetic form and descriptive language in an attempt t ... terest in an essentially uninteresting subject, as well as support a hidden agenda, with his poem, "ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn". It is a delightfully reflective, lyrical poem, which contemplates the beauty ... l art with the movement of life. By looking at the intricate poetic language Keats chooses for this ode we are allowed access to the enchanting images of the urn and also into the introspective mood o ...

(3 pages) 72 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Transience and permanence in "The Odes" by John Keats (1795 - 1821).

Keats composed the 'ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn', based on a sonnet written by Wordsworth in 1811.The theme of transience and p ... ransience and permanence, which struck Keats in Wordsworth's poetry, forms the leading theme in the ong>Odeong>s. The ode, 'To Autumn', may be seen as a temporary 'bridge' in the debate between the two states ... he problem is not solved,"Where are the songs of Spring Ay, Where are they?Think not of them..."In 'ong>Odeong> to a Nightingale' the permanent element is the bird's song, and the emphasis is on the beauty of ...

(4 pages) 32 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Ode on a Grecian Urn" vs "The Wasteland"

While "The Waste Land" depicts images of sterility and desolate land, "ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn" is one of immortality and joy. The author speaks of the urn as a representatio ... es, while he is more like The Wasteland. He will decay eventually and he wishes he could be the urn.ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn is a reflection of the images on an urn. The urn tells a story of the people an ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

E.Dickinson : I died for beauty ....I was scarce...

stanza.This bizarre, allegorical death fantasy recalls Keats ("Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty," from ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn), but its manner of presentation belongs uniquely to Dickinson. In this short l ...

(2 pages) 44 2 3.9 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What Makes Keats Keats? What makes Keats unique?

, beauty and the arts. The use of such symbols as a means of escape can be particularly seen in the odes, 'ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn' and 'ong>Odeong> to a Nightingale, and also in his shorter poem 'Bright Star'. ... rld, death. Keats reason for wanting to escape, to leave behind reality can be most clearly seen in ong>Odeong> to a nightingale. In this ode, Keats attempts to enter the immortal world of the nightingale's s ...

(4 pages) 22 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

How Beautiful Are We

s yet another category of Homo Sapien whose gentle touch has healed hundreds. He has with him the abode of heavenly happiness in his hut. He lives with a dark lady, hardly has square meals a day, has ...

(4 pages) 33 1 4.3 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The magnificence of autumn

, medieval, and Renaissance times, are rich in imagery and phrasing. The volume also contains three odes considered among the finest in the English language: "ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn,""ong>Odeong> on Melancholy, ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Imagination in Keats

ere imagination, freedom, and innovation were becoming present in the writers of this time period. "ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn" is a renowned poem written by Keats during the romantic era. If a person were ... any of Keats poems, one would realize that a newly emergent style is present in all of his works. "ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn" exhibits signs of imagination through the work with the ideas it speaks about. ...

(4 pages) 21 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Fusion of the Ideal and the Real

e her ideal husband. Sadly, reality does not allow Madeline to have her ideal husband. In the “ong>Odeong> on a Grecian Urn,” Keats stresses the timeless beauty and purity of the urn to identify its ... ideal nature. He also mentions its true emptiness to manifest the reality of the urn. In the “ong>Odeong> to a Nightingale,” Keats attempts to use the nightingale as a means of transcendence to a & ...

(5 pages) 1197 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature