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Poem – Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats | Summary and Analysis

The Poem – Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats is one of the most popular poems by the famous English romantic poet John Keats.  John Keats who was born in 1795 died at a very young age of 25 years in 1821 after a severe bout of tuberculosis.  Many of his poems became famous after his death and have been widely read.  The poem Ode on a Grecian Urn was written in 1819 along with a number of other odes like Ode to a Nightingale and Ode on Melancholy.  The title of the poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn” sounds rather obscure.  What does ode mean?  What about Grecian Urn?  Odes were lyrical poems which were written expressing a strong feeling of love, respect or praise for something or someone.  It seems bizarre that John Keats wrote an … Continue reading

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