Definition of Ode on a Grecian Urn from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Ode on a Grecian Urn

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a long poem (1820) by John Keats which describes how perfect art is when compared with natural things that change and grow old. Its most famous lines are:
Beauty is truth, truth beauty, — that is allYe know on earth, and all ye need to know.