Ode on a Grecian Urn and Ode to a West Wind
The composition, written in form of Ode, is dedicated to beauty “without time” of an artistic manifacture of ancient Greece, described as a sublimed perfect achievement of art, which do not need of giustifications. The ode apart from his literary meaning, represents besides an expression of concept of “Negative Capability”, very fond of keats, by which the art and beauty, express them also and specially across that is vague and mysterious, secret and no-revealed. This theme, in fact, is often present in keats’s literary production: the figures which decoratethe imaginay urn described by the poet are mysterious and unknown, as their actions that they carry out on performed scenes.
I STANZA: the urn appears as living creature, in fact, it takes on the characteristic of bride, adopted doughter and narrator, capable of any human actions.There is the “Negative Capability”, a keats’s stylistic characteristic: the uncertainty, the vague and the mystery involve the reader, who is puhed to explore these mysteries than perceive some solutions.
II STANZA: the unheard melodies are more sweet because they are untouched by time and they aren’t crete by reality: is imagination that creates these melodies, and it is more vitality because postpones to the irrational sphere and to an unattainable dream.
ODE TO A WEST WIND In this poem Shelley hope for humanity posa rigenerarsi as nature under the effect of wind, and that he possa avere an active role in the society. The poem allegorizes the role of the poet as the voice of change and revolution. Although this poem seems to be about nature (with abundant imagery of wind, trees, leaves, water, clouds, and so on), it is a highly controlled text about the role of the poet as the agent of political and moral change