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Unformatted text preview: In the last stanza and possibly the most challenging to the reader, the speaker talks directly to the urn as if the urn were telling him these stories. The speaker animates the urn by giving it human qualities. For example, the speaker says that the poem teases the thought of its viewers. Also in the last two lines it is questionable that they were made to seem as if they came directly from the urn as if they were spoken by this ancient clay pot. This poem challenges the reader’s patterns of thought with challenging verse, and poetic structure that forces the reader to question the speaker, and the true meaning of each poem. It is in this challenge that Keats takes advantage of the urns lack of animation, by teasing the reader into wanting the urn to have animated qualities so that it can respond to the reader’s queries....
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course ENGL ENGL101 taught by Professor Esprit during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.
- Spring '09