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Read the passage from "Ode on a Grecian Urn."

Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave
Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare;
Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss,
Though winning near the goal—yet, do not grieve;
She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss,
For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!

Which theme does the passage most convey?

Unrequited love is still timeless.
Youth is fleeting and fickle.
Music is the spice of life.
True beauty is found in nature.

2 Answer

  • Answer: A)  Unrequited love is still timeless.

    Explanation: In the given passage from "Ode on a Grecian Urn" we can see the speaker is describing encouraging a person who is in love with someone that doesn't love him/her back, for example the phrase "Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss,  Though winning near the goal—yet, do not grieve" expresses that even if he can't kiss her, he must not be sad. The passage reflects the theme that unrequited love is still timeless ("She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss").

  • Answer:

    a. unrequited love is still timeless

    Explanation:

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