Ode on a Grecian Urn
"Ode on a Grecian Urn" is a poem written by the English Romantic poet John Keats in May 1819 and published anonymously in January 1820. The poem is one of several "Great Odes of 1819", which include "Ode on Indolence", "Ode on Melancholy", "Ode to a Nightingale", and "Ode to Psyche". (From Wikipedia)
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Ode on a Grecian Urn, John Keats
A Grecian urn is a clay pot designed by the ancient Greeks to hold drink or food stuffs, though there were other non-food related storage types. A tracing of an engraving of a Grecian urn by Keats can be seen below. (This annotation contains an image)
Use the article "Poetry Examples of Odes" to answer these two questions.1. What are odes usually written about?2. What kind of ode is Ode on a Grecian Urn?
Who is the speaker addressing in the first stanza?
Which of the following literary devices is being used in the last four lines of the first stanza?
Re-read the second stanza. Given its content, and the broader context of the poem, we can infer that the two lovers are
Which of the following statements is TRUE?
Which of these is NOT one of the images that appears on the urn?
What does this line mean, and how does it relate to the poem?
What is the tone of the poem? Please use at least two quotes from the text to support your response.
This poem is one of several "Great Odes of 1819", which include "Ode on Indolence" "Ode on Melancholy" "Ode to a Nightingale" and "Ode to Psyche." Keats found earlier forms of poetry unsatisfactory for his purpose, and the collection represented a new development of the ode form. Click and read the article on odes below; the next question will reference this article. (This annotation contains a link)
Notice that the images on the urn are both free from time and simultaneously frozen in time.