Garson: Down with the Comic Strip

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"To translate the three-dimensional urn into language is to destroy its circularity, since one of the scenes has to be described first.  Stripping the 'legend' off the circular surface of teh urn and running it comic-strip-wise precipitates its 'still' images into time" (Garson 457).

...Interesting...but doesn't it make sense that if you are to strip the images off of the circular urn on which they were produced, and try to place them into a usable order that on would start with life and work towards death?  I understand that due to the circular object, in the practice of holding the urn, one would move from death back into life, and that this process is changed by the way Keats chose to write this ode. What difference does that make?  No one has of yet found the urn about which Keats wrote, it is speculated that he combined many urns, and if this is the case, this argument seems kind of silly.

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