..In the first stanza, the author describes an ancient Grecian urn. He calls it a “historian” that can tell a story.
ODE ON GRECIAN URN !
the second stanza, the speaker sees a picture of two lovers on the side of the urn. The young man is playing his pipe to his lady. The man is frozen in time since he is stuck on an urn, , but he does not worry because he claims that her beauty will never fade.
In the third stanza, he looks at the trees surrounding the lovers and feels happy that they will never shed their leaves. He is happy for the piper because his songs will be “for ever new,”, unlike mortal love,”
This scene shows a priest leading a heifer to be sacrificed.
The central theme of “Ode on a Grecian Urn” is the complex nature of art especially visual art.