What is the poet saying when he writes that “old age shall this generation waste”?
The correct answer is, The poet is saying that people don’t live long; life is brief.This is the correct answer because in, Ode on a Grecian Urn, John Keats, 1819, he refers to the vase as something eternal, as something that will contemplate our nearer end. The writer contrasts the eternal endurance of the vase with our brief lives. “You shall remain in the middle of other woe” again this contrast explains that the beautiful vase will last forever while watching our grief and distress, this is our brief lives. “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” The vase in the poem represents beauty, the truth of life, and the truth of life is not something that perishes like flowers in a vase, it is the vase in itself the truth what contains the perishable.
An ode is a poem about a very specific subject that describes the subject with heightened language. It is often written in a lyrical style. In this excerpt from the poem, the poet talks about how the vase will remain even after everyone who is alive now has died. The poem is actually titled "Ode to a Grecian Urn" and is very well-known.
The poet is saying that people don't live long; life is brief.
''Ode on a Grecian Urn" was written by the English Romantic poet, John Keats. It is one of the several ''Great Odes of 1819" which was first published anonymously.
In this poem, Keats compares the duration of a vessel with that of our life. The vessel is resistant and will last for a long period of time, while our life is brief and fragile, and leads to the old age. The Grecian urn, passed down from generation to generation, does not age and does not die. With this unusual comparison, the poet portrays our limited existence on earth. This theme is reflected in the phrase "old age shall this generation waste.''