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Teaching Ode on a Grecian Urn

Ode on a Grecian Urn

"Ode on a Grecian Urn" is a poem written by the English Romantic poet John Keats in May 1819. Keats was aware of other works on classical Greek art, and had first-hand exposure to the Elgin Marbles, all of which reinforced his belief that classical Greek art was idealistic and captured Greek virtues, which forms the basis of the poem.

John Keats
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does Keats use imagery and the voice of the speaker to explore the themes of art and beauty?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.3 - Characters & Plot

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,4
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