Romantic or not? That Is The Question

K'dee Martin
Mr. Price
EN-2223 EN-2223-04 3 English Lit After 1800
27 Sept 2012

Romantic or not? That Is The Question

In the romantic period common people mattered and were known to be good, humble people. Life was simple and natural. The appreciation for nature itself was superior. The arts of all varieties were well alive visually, musically, and literary. The romantic period was full of emotion. One of the great romantic poets was John Keats. In the "Ode on a Grecian Urn", Keats uses amicable imagery and great emotion to impact his readers letting their minds explore. There is no question "Ode on a Grecian Urn" definitely incorporates the characteristics of ...

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humans pass by.

The second section begins imagery another literary aspect of romanticism. "Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard/ Are sweeter" (11-12) is a contradiction statement. The unheard pipes lead the audience to the never bare trees. The use of this imagery focuses on the auditory aspect of romanticism stresses the fact that nature and motionlessness are peaceful and serene. But the silence and the imagination in the poem are more beautiful than actually hearing the pipes. The falling leaves and bare trees cannot compare to the beauty in the eternal spring.Ah happy,happy boughs! that cannot shed Your leaves, nor ever bid the Spring adieu,(23). Keats again emphasizes quietness by using examples of motion. Imagery is used here as well. "With forest branches and the trodden weed" (43), the audience can actually visualize nature.

John Keats "Ode on a Grecian Urn also contains other of the characteristics of a romantic poem. The poem is an Ode personifying a ...

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