Definition Of Time In 'Ode On A Grecian Urn'

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Droit—Volet, however, perceives time and the mind as two separate systems, or rates of speed. The mind may move at the same rate as time, but it has the ability to step away from time, and to speed up or slow down the current time based on how their mind processes time. While their mind still moves at the same rate, time flies by them and pulls behind, leaving them outside of the present moment. There is a [s]lowing down of passage of present time when they were feeling sad or in a state of low arousal [,] [and] [w]hen the level of arousal [is] increased, both groups of participants thus experienced a speeding up of passage of time . In my opinion, I support Droit- Volet’s definition of time in connection with the human mind. The last example is when Keats analyzes time’s effects on the…show more content…
In the poem ““Ode on a Grecian Urn”, John Keats analyzes the theme of the passage of time in by comparing the theme with the art depicted on the Grecian urn. Time is defined by what it is, what time is in the present, how it flows from one moment to the next, and how it alters the conditions of the environment, and how it alters the human body. Time is an omnipresent element, and, although it cannot be physically seen, held, nor heard, its influence is certainly noticed by humans today. Time holds many roles and serves many purposes, constantly moving forward while affecting everything it passes with its influence, and yet it is mostly hidden in the world of art. It is powerful, yet hidden, influential, yet mysterious. Time is an element which wears more than one mask as it progresses from the present into the future. It acts an organizer, an effect upon objects and people, and in the end, it acts as a reminder for humans about their lives and it helps to define their lives so that people can either feel content about their lives when they leave this world, or they may regret
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