significant events on the prehistoric calendar. Then counting on the Hellenistic allusions, he terms it a demigod; a legendary figure both human and godly. The song played by the musicians would ever remain new for it is never finished; neither the song will become old nor would it end tire them. Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.". This pessimistic view of the world is justified, and his change of outlook to the world is due to his ironically clearer vision of the world. Situated in a vast plain, surrounded by hundreds of round barrows, or burial mounds, the Stonehenge site is truly impressive, and all the more so, the closer you approach. The giant sarsen stones (which form the outer circle weigh as much as 50 tons each. "Beauty is truth, truth beauty, - that is all. The Britons, none of whom were giants, apparently, were unsuccessful in their attempts to move the great stones.
His anguish and misery has left him in a philosophical mood, for the first time seeing truth; he is almost fixated with. Besides, the Druids worshipped in forest temples and had no need for stone structures. About 2,000 BC, the first stone circle (which is now the inner circle comprised of small bluestones, was set up, but abandoned before completion. The urn is "cold pastoral" because it has rural scenery and a silent race that cannot speak. Some people see it as a place steeped in magic and mystery, some as a place where their imaginations of the past can be fired and others hold it to be a sacred place.
Keats, a die heart romantic, ventures on to capture not only what the sculpture might have intended but also what the flight of poet's fancy could produce from yonder lands. The question of who built Stonehenge is largely unanswered, even today. The legend of King Arthur provides another story of the construction of Stonehenge. Great levers were inserted under the stone and it was raised until gravity made it slide into the hole. Gl oucester s losses have left him with nothing but the truth; something that would be extremely valuable to most, but to Gloucester who has lost everthing it is too late. But whatever viewpoint is brought to it and whatever its original purpose was, it should be treated as the ancients treated it, as a place of honor. He styles the urn "fair attitude" and a civilization of marble men. The modern age has not been altogether kind to Stonehenge, despite the lip service it pays to the preservation of heritage sites. Some think that they may have been immigrants from the continent, but that contention is not supported by archaeological evidence. 'Ode to Grecian Urn' is, probably, a homage to the permanence of beauty; especially the beauty of art in general and Hellenistic in particular. The poet is happy to have seen the beauty of the Grecian Urn.