"Ode on a Grecian urn" is a beautiful ode written by John Keats in 19th Century. There are five stanzas altogether; every stanza has represented each displays of the urn. In such a poem, John Keats helped bring readers into a lovely world through his image of a Grecian urn, which to him is a beautiful artwork. He used his creativeness to explain what the truth of art work is. There are four different aspects of John Keats' appearance (beauty) from "Ode over a Grecian urn"- music, imagination, melancholy and viewpoint, all these looks reflect his attitude of life.
We enjoy hearing beautiful music. Within this poem, there exists a different type of music that the poet desires to share around - "unheard" melody. The image of young musician carved on the urn has been referred to vividly. Feels like we can almost notice the music he performs within what.
"Heard melodies are sugary, but those unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;
Not to the sensual hearing, but, more endear'd,
Pipe to the spirit ditties of no build:" (695)
John Keats narrated two varieties of music aesthetic expectations "HEARD" and "UNHEARD". However, "those unheard are sweeter". The poet used words "sweeter" and "Pipe to the nature ditties of no build" to let us know "Silent music" is allure. It's the tempo that you can feel inside your soul. In this poem, we "heard" music by looking at some visual image (the young musician), thus fired up our creativeness.
John Keats has loved literature seen he was a child. He also acquired motivated by many classic literatures. However, he known that these are not enough to discuss "beauty" from each one of these literatures but by his creativeness and illusion. He used traditional art work as a topic to produce "Ode over a Grecian urn". On the general public eye, it is merely a normal traditional however in Keats' eye, filled with strange unreal color, it becomes to be a beautiful picture - people filled with great happiness, rapturous love report under the tree,
Holiness sacrifices in the countryside and the stunning sound of any flute. Naturally, these beauties are not comes from the urn itself but endow with the poet's thoughts. He expressed his sense of a great life thought the image of a Greek urn that he hankered for. This desire brings him to follow the true beautiful life.
"Your leaves, nor ever before bid the spring and coil adieu;
And, happy melodist, unwearied,
Forever piping sounds permanently new;
More happy love! More happy, happy love!
For ever warm but still to be enjoy'd,
For ever panting, and permanently young; " (695)
Trees are always renewable, fresh air, people party with the music, everyone enjoy their time, young son and girl show up in love, townsfolk follow the priest walk out town to the sanctuary. Here is the heaven that the poet dreams for. At the moment, the parts on the Greek urn is no longer standstill but lifelike. Whereas, he doesn't not intoxicated with the heart of the dreamland, and thrust his imagination to an increased stage, which is "Beauty is truth, truth beauty, "(696) this phrase catch people's eyeball and has filled with arguments. It deepens people's cognition of beauty.
In "Ode over a Grecian urn", there are a few melancholy color that deepens the theme and may not be neglected.
"Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought
As doth eternity: Cool Pastoral!" (695)
There are "eternities" in the poem - love, happy, planting season and may seem of pipe. John Keats freezes all the displays and allow happiness never concludes. We all know that it's impossible to own a moment will last forever. "Eternity" is exactly what he wishes to possess. By contrast to real life, the poet links art with individual fate. Behind all the "happiness", "Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies" (XXX), which heifer facing the pain of fatality. All of the townsfolk went out of town to start to see the sanctuary, the all town instantly quiet with no person there.
"And, little town, thy roads for evermore"
Will silent be; and not a heart to tell
Why thou art work desolate, can e'er go back. " (695)
"Not really a soul to see" shows how time flies by, and an environment of changes has happened. Things change easily like the heifer, its brief life concluded in a brief period of their time. The poet seems to remind us that people are all like the townsfolk. Our company is just a passerby in the history and in the earth. Only the wonder of art is eternity. Finally, the life span keenlied feel was signified and transformated through skill in a certain level.
"Beauty is fact, truth is beauty, "(696) is actually a viewpoint from a Traditional Greek philosopher - Plato, he feels that beauty is the highest level in the republic. Real poet could discern the truth of beauty. John Keats put a fresh concept onto it in the poem. Artwork and real life are indivisible. Only truth is beauty. The "truth" means all the encounters in real world use talent to express and turn it to beauty. "truth" and "beauty" is exist concurrently. All the looks in the poem shows John Keats attitude of life also his electric power and sense of beauty.
John Schilb. John Clifford "Making Quarrels about Books: A Compact Guide and Anthology" P 695-696 "Ode over a Grecian urn" by John Keats
Ferrari, G. R. F. Plato - The Republic. Eleventh. United Kingdom: School Press, Cambridge, 2008. Printing.