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Quotes in Ode on a Grecian Urn

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Ode on a Grecian Urn


""Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty,"—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know..."   (Ode on a Grecian Urn)

Here the narrator speaks from the point of view of the urn and learns his final lesson from art. Although he has envied the urn’s immortality he learns here that the beauty of life is in its truths, and the greatest truth is that one day all living beings die. In this way, the conclusion of the poem is Keats’s celebration of mortality, saying that seeking truths is an unnecessary voyage to find the beauty we are given in life.

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