Lingering and Longing In John Keats’ “Ode to a Grecian Urn”
- Author Dr Vidya Patil
- Country : India
- Subject : English
John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn”, is one of the most remarkable and enduring of all the poems from the Romantic Period. “Ode on a Grecian Urn” is notable for its insightful musings about the nature of beauty. Keat’s art had no extraneous purpose, moral, political or philosophical; but only the aim of revealing beauty. “The Ode to a Grecian Urn” reveals Keats interest in Hellenic life with its religious rituals and high sense of artistic beauty. A few figures carved on a Grecian urn impel his imagination to reconstruct the city life of ancient Greece through the glimpses of a surging, full-bodied vitality arrested at a dramatic moment and enshrined forever in the sculptural carvings.