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Poetic Consciousness of John Keats - Ode on a Grecian Urn


Dr. Anuradha Deepak


This paper tries to explain the poetic creativity of John Keats representing his ideas regarding the time and cultural norms, the poem of focus being “Ode on a Grecian Urn”. The paper explores the poetic processes in the poem through the expressions in language that take us to various times and spaces showing us the eternity of the creative urge in the mankind. Grecian Urn is a metaphor of the creativity which lives through the ages. In this research paper, the symbolism of ‘urn’ epitomising the poetic consciousness of John Keats has been studied with a lens of both Occidental and Oriental world views.


Poetic consciousness, beauty, truth, paganism, John Keats, Rabindranath Tagore


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Poetic Consciousness of John Keats - Ode on a Grecian Urn. Dr. Anuradha Deepak. 2018. IJIRCT, Volume 4, Issue 6. Pages 1-3.

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