What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape?

from John Keats – Ode on a Grecian Urn on Rap Genius


Keats is commenting on the irony that these paintings on the urn are so stimulated and energetic with “mad” and “struggle” but also mysterious and alienated from reality, as is shown by his questioning.

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