Thus, the observation of beauty is more sweet than its reception, and objects in their prime are best just before their expiration.
Agnes": The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction.
Keats's Poetry and the Politics of the Imagination.
The early writers primary area of concern was nature.
It was not until the ladder part of the eighteenth century that authors began to focus on the supernatural as well as nature.
- Mood and Theme in “Ode on a Grecian Urn” The first stanza of a poem plays a vital role in developing the theme and mood of a poem.
It gives insight on what the poem is going to be about.In John Keats work, “Ode on a Grecian Urn”, a poem describing the life of a picture on an old urn, the first stanza of the poem does just that.The first stanza is written in Keats poem is an introduction to the old stories and pictures the urn displays: “Thou still unravish 'd bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What leaf-fring 'd legend haunts about thy shape Of deities or mortals, or of both,...And, little town, thy streets forevermore Will be silent be…" (lines 35 -- 39).The town will never see people inhibiting it, bringing loneliness and immorality throughout the town. Kelley, Theresa M., "Keats, Ekphrasis, and History." Keats and History. "Passion and Permanence in Keats's Ode on a Grecian Urn." ELH 21 (1954): 208-20. The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry. Understanding Poetry: An Anthology for College Students. The fact that the tale on the urn can never change shows the disadvantage of being immortal and the reason why morality can be better.The poem begins by probing the reader with a series of questions presented by the speaking subject.