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Ode To A Grecian Urn John Keats wrote Ode To A Grecian Urn as a viewer looking upon the urn He detailed the viewers interpretations of what the pictures on the urn mean as well as his or her conclusion as to what the persons portrayed on the urn were like There are pictures of trees on the urn these trees will always be budding for the picture upon the urn will never change The poem also talks about the youth of the people and that they will never grow any older than they are in the picture on the urn The people on the urn are close but they will never touch nor will they ever kiss However their love for each other will never fade The urn has a picture of a happy musician on it He will always play his songs and the people portrayed on the urn will always love them The faces and expretions of the people on the Urn will be frozen like that forever They will never change never shift and never stop smiling The poem also speaks of a sacrifice of a heifer a female cow The poem speaks of her silken flanks the flanks of cow are the most sensitive spots on the cow the sacrifice is to take place in a small town near either a river or a sea This gives me the impression that there was a picture of some water beyond the town The whole town empties to come and see the sacrificing of this animal The people of this town were curious about death Seeing those animals and other humans die gives the townspeople a sense of fear A fear that keeps them from doing something that may get them up there to be sacrificed The final stanza of the poem seems to be a conclusion It comes back to the classic shape of the urn and
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