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Paradox in Ode on a Grecian Urn

Paradox Examples in Ode on a Grecian Urn:

Ode on a Grecian Urn

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"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard Are sweeter..."   (Ode on a Grecian Urn)

Here Keats presents both a double entendre and a paradox. Keats is comparing the silence through which the urn tells its stories to the sounds he imagines coming from the pipes painted on the urn. To Keats's speaker, the silence is "sweeter."

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