On the Eternity of Beauty Again-Reading John Keats’s “ode on a Grecian Urn”

  •  Dongmei Song    


John Keats was one of the most important figures of the early nineteenth-century Romanticism. He pursed all his life the eternal beauty and truth and showed a certain indulgence in the appreciation of beauty. This essay analyses why Keats never belongs to the school of Aestheticism, interprets the use of the images in John Keats's "ode on a Grecian Urn" to demonstrate that the beauty in this poem is natural not philosophic.

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