Read this adapted excerpt from a famous poem by john keats. this poem is about a beautiful vase with intricate shapes and patterns. you, silent form, do tease us out of thought as does etemity: cold pastorall when old age shall this generation waste, you shall remain in the middle of other woe than ours, a friend to man, to whom you say "beauty is truth, truth beauty that is all you know on earth, and all you need to know what is the poet saying when he writes that "old age shall this generation waste"? the poet is expressing his dread of growing older the poet is mourning the changes he sees in his "generation." the poet is saying that beauty is illusionary and short-lived. the poet is saying that people don't live long; life is brief
The poet is saying that people don't live long; life is brief.
''Ode on a Grecian Urn" was written by the English Romantic poet, John Keats. It is one of the several ''Great Odes of 1819" which was first published anonymously.
In this poem, Keats compares the duration of a vessel with that of our life. The vessel is resistant and will last for a long period of time, while our life is brief and fragile, and leads to the old age. The Grecian urn, passed down from generation to generation, does not age and does not die. With this unusual comparison, the poet portrays our limited existence on earth. This theme is reflected in the phrase "old age shall this generation waste.''
An ode is a poem about a very specific subject that describes the subject with heightened language. It is often written in a lyrical style. In this excerpt from the poem, the poet talks about how the vase will remain even after everyone who is alive now has died. The poem is actually titled "Ode to a Grecian Urn" and is very well-known.
What is the poet saying when he writes that “old age shall this generation waste”?
The correct answer is, The poet is saying that people don’t live long; life is brief.This is the correct answer because in, Ode on a Grecian Urn, John Keats, 1819, he refers to the vase as something eternal, as something that will contemplate our nearer end. The writer contrasts the eternal endurance of the vase with our brief lives. “You shall remain in the middle of other woe” again this contrast explains that the beautiful vase will last forever while watching our grief and distress, this is our brief lives. “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” The vase in the poem represents beauty, the truth of life, and the truth of life is not something that perishes like flowers in a vase, it is the vase in itself the truth what contains the perishable.
This is because he talks about someone remaining, or living on. You can infer from this that the poet believes that life feels short and brief. The poet doesn't mention beauty in this line, nor foes he express changes in his generation. However, D is still a possible answer, but he doesn't focus as much on himself and his unwant to grow old. I hope that this can help you out! :D