Ode on a Grecian Urn
by John Keats
Ode on a Grecian Urn Resources
A well-done by slightly creepy animated video of Keats "reading" his ode.
This video is helpful because it features pictures of urns and paintings about life in Ancient Greece.
A musical setting of the poem by a contemporary composer
A great article and reading of "To Autumn," one of Keats’s five great odes.
Keats was buried in Rome, and his tomb is decorated with the image of a lyre, the symbol of lyric poetry.
A picture of a marble urn, the kind that the speaker of the poem is looking at.
A painting by the American Romantic Thomas Cole depicting Arcady as a craggy, lush, windswept landscape.
One of Keats’s biggest contributions to literary criticism was the idea of Negative Capability.
The earliest known manuscript of Keats’s "Ode on a Grecian Urn," from 1819.
A recent book exploring the myth of Keats’s early death.
A memoir written by Keats’s good friend Charles Brown.
Includes an introduction, biography, and letters. A good place to start your Keatsian odyssey.
Includes poems, prose, essays, and historical documents. A great resource from the university crowd.
A more in-depth look at the poet with lots of images and two biographies.
A basic introduction to Keats with a good selection of his poems.