LOST!! wrote:I am new to reading keats material, but was interested in his work so i chose to analyze Ode to a Grecian Urn for my english class. Unfortunatly i am having trouble decifering the meaning behind this beautiful poem. Please respond if you have any insight!!
Keats is big on imagination, if you look at his other poems, he makes alot of stories up from what is around him. (In La bell... for instance he tells a story about a knight telling a story, who's dream tells a story...that takes imagination)
but as far as this poem goes, i think it hits on the idea of anticipation is infanitly better then the real thing, the milasecond before it takes place, there is still wonder and unending posibility.
the world of our imagination offers us so much before the physical reality takes place. as for the two lovers who will never kiss, well they can never kiss because they are on a urn, but if you look deeper, what could
they do, there is so much left open in that depiction, and i belive that was his point, think of what could be.