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Fair attitude! "Ode on a Grecian Urn" was written by the influential English poet John Keats in 1819. (lines 17–20)[22], In the third stanza, the narrator begins by speaking to a tree, which will ever hold its leaves and will not "bid the Spring adieu". Of these three, Love and Poesy are integrated into "Ode on a Grecian Urn" with an emphasis on how the urn, as a human artistic construct, is capable of relating to the idea of "Truth". Carr, J. W. Comyns. He seems to have been averse to all speculative thought, and his only creed, we fear, was expressed in the words— Beauty is truth,—truth beauty". The last stanza enters stumbling upon a pun, but its concluding lines are very fine, and make a sort of recovery with their forcible directness.[50]. What men or gods are these? [35], The two contradictory responses found in the first and second scenes of "Ode on a Grecian Urn" are inadequate for completely describing art, because Keats believed that art should not provide history or ideals. His idea of using classical Greek art as a metaphor originated in his reading of Haydon's Examiner articles of 2 May and 9 May 1819. This conclusion on art is both satisfying, in that it allows the audience to actually connect with the art, and alienating, as it does not provide the audience the benefit of instruction or narcissistic fulfilment. ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ is one of the best-known and most widely analysed poems by John Keats (1795-1821); it is also, perhaps, the most famous of his five Odes which he composed in 1819, although ‘To Autumn’ gives it a run for its money. What mad pursuit? The lack of a definite voice of the urn causes the reader to question who is really speaking these words, to whom they are speaking, and what is meant by the words, which encourages the reader to interact with the poem in an interrogative manner like the narrator. Poems to integrate into your English Language Arts classroom. [56], Walter Evert, discussing the debate in 1965, justified the final lines of the poem to declare "The poem, then, accepts the urn for the immediate meditative imaginative pleasure that it can give, but it firmly defines the limits of artistic truth. In fact, the Ode on a Grecian Urn may deserve to rank first in the group if viewed in something approaching its true complexity and human wisdom.         A burning forehead, and a parching tongue. The statement of Keats seems to me meaningless: or perhaps the fact that it is grammatically meaningless conceals another meaning from me. Caesurae are never placed before the fourth syllable in a line. The relationship between the audience with the world is for benefiting or educating, but merely to emphatically connect to the scene.     Of deities or mortals, or of both, And I suppose that Keats meant something by it, however remote his truth and his beauty may have been from these words in ordinary use. The figures on the Greek urn are eternal; human activity has been frozen capturing and immortalizing moments of happiness but at a price: the loss of life itself. [19], Keats's metre reflects a conscious development in his poetic style. "Ode on a Grecian Urn" was not well received by contemporary critics. But the ode is not an abstract statement or an excursion into philosophy. While the five poems display a unity in stanza forms and themes, the unity fails to provide clear evidence of the order in which they were composed.     Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, (lines 1–2)[22], The urn is a "foster-child of silence and slow time" because it was created from stone and made by the hand of an artist who did not communicate through words.     She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss, He relied on depictions of natural music in earlier poems, and works such as "Ode to a Nightingale" appeal to auditory sensations while ignoring the visual. These real-world difficulties may have given Keats pause for thought about a career in poetry, yet he did manage to complete five odes, including "Ode to a Nightingale", "Ode to Psyche", "Ode on Melancholy", "Ode on Indolence", and "Ode on a Grecian Urn". Though winning near the goal yet, do not grieve; She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss. [58] Charles Rzepka, in 1986, offered his view on the matter: "The truth-beauty equation at the end of the 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' offers solace but is finally no more convincing than the experience it describes is durable. Thou foster-child of silence and slow time. Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare; Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss. There is no escape from the 'woe' that 'shall this generation waste,' but the action of time can be confronted and seen in its proper proportions. The features of Keatsian Romanticism and Keats’ philosophy of art, … Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard. In particular he reflects upon two scenes, one in which a lover pursues his beloved, and another where villagers and a priest gather to perform a sacrifice. Living with his friend Charles Brown, the 23-year-old was burdened with money problems and despaired when his brother George sought his financial assistance. "[66] In 1964, literary critic David Perkins claimed in his essay "The Ode on a Nightingale" that the symbol of the urn "may possibly not satisfy as the principal concern of poetry ... but is rather an element in the poetry and drama of human reactions".         Why thou art desolate, can e'er return. Although he was influenced by examples of existing Greek vases, in the poem he attempted to describe an ideal artistic type, rather than a specific original vase. [16] Keats developed his own type of ode in "Ode to Psyche", which preceded "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and other odes he wrote in 1819. Respect for it may at least insure our dealing with the problem of truth at the level on which it is really relevant to literature.[54]. [58] To Kenner, the problem with Keats's Beauty and Truth statement arises out of the reader's inability to distinguish between the poet, his reflections on the urn, and any possible statement made by the urn. The Ode on a Grecian Urn is centred on the relation between art, death and life. John Keats is perhaps most famous for his odes such as this one, ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’. Ode on a Grecian Urn: Text of the Poem 3. beauty, though still present after thousands of years, will one day be destroyed. Page 1 Page 2 In the second and third stanzas, he examines the picture of the piper playing to his lover beneath the trees. [3] The poems were transcribed by Brown, who later provided copies to the publisher Richard Woodhouse. The whole poem deals with a Grecian Urn and its description as a perfect work of art. Another paradox arises when the narrator describes immortals on the side of an urn meant to carry the ashes of the dead. The use of the ABAB structure in the beginning lines of each stanza represents a clear example of structure found in classical literature, and the remaining six lines appear to break free of the traditional poetic styles of Greek and Roman odes. Keats also had access to prints of Greek urns at Haydon's office,[5] and he traced an engraving of the "Sosibios Vase", a Neo-Attic marble volute krater, signed by Sosibios, in The Louvre,[6] which he found in Henry Moses's A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, Paterae. In fact, on the page, "Grecian Urn" looks like five short sonnets in a row. This pure cold art makes, in fact, a less appeal to Keats than the Ode as a whole would pretend; and when, in the lines that follow these lines, he indulges the jarring apostrophe 'Cold Pastoral' [...] he has said more than he meant—or wished to mean. [60], Not every 20th-century critic opined primarily on the quality of the final lines when discussing the success or failure of the poem; Sidney Colvin, in 1920, explained that "while imagery drawn from the sculptures on Greek vases was still floating through his mind, he was able to rouse himself to a stronger effort and produce a true masterpiece in his famous Ode on a Grecian Urn. Rather than teaching an eternal truth, the urn What pipes and timbrels? This points directly to a major theme of the poem: the painful knowledge that all things must pass, including (and perhaps especially) beauty. The poet once again presents the Greek life through the Grecian urn. Although the poet is gazing round the surface of the urn in each stanza, the poem cannot readily be consumed as a series of 'idylls'. And all her silken flanks with garlands drest? Critics have also focused on the role of the narrator, the power of material objects to inspire, and the paradoxical interrelation between the worldly and the ideal reality in the poem. What leaf-fring'd legend haunts about thy shape     Will silent be; and not a soul to tell There is a stasis that prohibits the characters on the urn from ever being fulfilled:[25], Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss, As stone, time has little effect on it and ageing is such a slow process that it can be seen as an eternal piece of artwork. [26] The fourth stanza opens with the sacrifice of a virgin cow, an image that appeared in the Elgin Marbles, Claude Lorrain's Sacrifice to Apollo, and Raphael's The Sacrifice at Lystra[27][A 1], Who are these coming to the sacrifice? "Keats's 'To Haydon, With a Sonnet on Seeing the Elgin Marbles' and 'On Seeing the Elgin Marbles'.".         Is emptied of this folk, this pious morn? The sensual aspects are replaced with an emphasis on the spiritual aspects, and the last scene describes a world contained unto itself. The poet concludes that the urn will say to future generations of mankind: "'Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty.' In Ode on a Grecian Urn, Keats depicts the urn as the impossible, absent object perpetually invoked, and missed, in consumerist desire. [33], F. W. Bateson emphasized in 1966 the poem's ability to capture truth: "The Ode to a Nightingale had ended with the explicit admission that the 'fancy' is a 'cheat,' and the Grecian Urn concludes with a similar repudiation. This interaction and use of the imagination is part of a greater tradition called ut pictura poesis – the contemplation of art by a poet – which serves as a meditation upon art itself. It lacks the even finish and extreme perfection of To Autumn but is much superior in these qualities to the Ode to a Nightingale despite the magic passages in the latter and the similarities of over-all structure. Ode on a Grecian Urn is a poem made up by five stanzas. Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies, Gumpert, Matthew. Instead, both are replaced with a philosophical tone that dominates the meditation on art. My own opinion concerning the value of those two lines in the context of the poem itself is not very different from Mr. This contradiction reveals Keats's belief that such love in general was unattainable and that "The true opponent to the urn-experience of love is not satisfaction but extinction."[43]. "Keats and 'Ekphrasis'" in. [40] Helen Vendler expands on the idea, in her 1983 analysis of Keats's odes, when she claimed "the complex mind writing the Urn connects stillness and quietness to ravishment and a bride". By John Keats (read by Michael Stuhlbarg). The four others are Ode To A Nightingale, Ode to Psyche, Ode On Melancholy, To Autumn - all completed in a burst of energy in 1819, two years before his death in Italy from consumption. [34] In this meditation, the narrator dwells on the aesthetic and mimetic features of art. For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!         Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. Is emptied of this folk, this pious morn? As well as ‘Ode to a Nightingale‘, in which the poet deals with the expressive nature of music, ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ is another attempt to engage with the beauty of art and nature, this time addressing a piece of pottery from ancient Greece. Hofmann, Klaus, ‘Keats’s Ode to a Grecian Urn,’ Studies in Romanticism 45, 2 (Summer 2006), 251 – 84. MacGillivray, J. R. "Ode on a Grecian Urn", Patterson, Charles. M. H. Abrams responded to Brooks's view in 1957: I entirely agree, then, with Professor Brooks in his explication of the Ode, that 'Beauty is truth' ... is to be considered as a speech 'in character' and 'dramatically appropriate' to the Urn. Within "Ode on a Grecian Urn", an example of this pattern can be found in line 13 ("Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear'd") where the "e" of "sensual" connects with the "e" of "endear'd" and the "ea" of "ear" connects with the "ea" of "endear'd". Keats found existing forms in poetry unsatisfactory for his purpose, and in this collection he presented a new development of the ode form. They are all, therefore, to be apprehended as histrionic elements which are 'in character' and 'dramatically appropriate,' for their inherent interest as stages in the evolution of an artistically ordered ... experience of a credible human being. He told his friends that he felt like a living ghost, and it’s not surprising that the speaker of the poem should be so obsessed with the idea of immortality. Thou still unravishd bride of quietness Thou fosterchild of silence and slow time. The figures on the urn within "Ode on a Grecian Urn" lack identities, but the first section ends with the narrator believing that if he knew the story, he would know their names. When old age shall this generation waste. "The Ode on a Nightingale" in, This page was last edited on 19 November 2020, at 05:05. This posed a problem for the New Critics, who were prone to closely reading a poem's text. What little town by river or sea shore, I’ll try: “Ode on a Grecian Urn” by John Keats describes a perfect scene of beauty and peace sprinkled with philosophical truths regarding Truth, Beauty, and Eternity. In five stanzas of ten lines each, the poet addresses an ancient Grecian urn, describing and discoursing upon the images depicted on it. "[39] John Jones, in his 1969 analysis, emphasises this sexual dimension within the poem by comparing the relationship between "the Eve Adam dreamed of and who was there when he woke up" and the "bridal urn" of "Ode on a Grecian Urn". He concluded that Keats fails to provide his narrator with enough characterization to be able to speak for the urn. Although he died at the age of twenty-five, Keats had perhaps the most remarkable career of any English poet. That is, all that Mr Keats knows or cares to know.—But till he knows much more than this, he will never write verses fit to live. John Keats was born in London on 31 October 1795, the eldest of Thomas and Frances Jennings Keats’s four children. For the same reason, the 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' drew neither attention nor admiration. The hard edges of classical Greek writing are softened by the enveloping emotion and suggestion. There was also no lack of ceremonies that were full of pleasant activities. According to the tenets of that school of poetry to which he belongs, he thinks that any thing or object in nature is a fit material on which the poet may work ... Can there be a more pointed concetto than this address to the Piping Shepherds on a Grecian Urn? He published only fifty-four poems, in... Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness. Ode On A Grecian Urn focuses on art, beauty, truth and time and is one of Keats' five odes, considered to be some of the best examples of romantic poetry. Cleanth Brooks defended the lines from critics in 1947 and argued: We shall not feel that the generalization, unqualified and to be taken literally, is meant to march out of its context to compete with the scientific and philosophical generalizations which dominate our world. The second section of the poem, describing the piper and the lovers, meditates on the possibility that the role of art is not to describe specifics but universal characters, which falls under the term "Truth". Ode on a Grecian Urn is an ode during which the speaker addresses an engraved urn and expresses his feelings and concepts about the experience of an imagined world of art, in contrast to the truth of life, change and suffering. The poem incorporates a complex reliance on assonance, which is found in very few English poems. In contrast, being a piece of art, the urn requires an audience and is in an incomplete state on its own.     Or mountain-built with peaceful citadel, "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is a poem written by the English Romantic poet John Keats in May 1819, first published anonymously in Annals of the Fine Arts for 1819[1] (see 1820 in poetry). Ode on a Grecian Urn Launch Audio in a New Window. In the second stanza, "Ode on a Grecian Urn", which emphasizes words containing the letters "p", "b", and "v", uses syzygy, the repetition of a consonantal sound. Furthermore, the narrator is able to visualise more than what actually exists on the urn. [41] In the second stanza, Keats "voices the generating motive of the poem – the necessary self-exhaustion and self-perpetuation of sexual appetite. The same overall pattern is used in "Ode on Indolence", "Ode on Melancholy", and "Ode to a Nightingale" (though their sestet rhyme schemes vary), which makes the poems unified in structure as well as theme. Granted; and yet the principle of dramatic propriety may take us further than would first appear. Ode on a Grecian Urn Thou still unravished bride 1 of quietness, Thou foster child of silence and slow time, Sylvan 2 historian, who canst thus express A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What leaf-fringed 3 legend haunts about thy shape 5 Of deities or mortals, or of both, In Tempe 4 or the dales of Arcady? The figures are supposed to be beautiful, and the urn itself is supposed to be realistic. "[64], In 1954, Charles Patterson defended the poem and claimed, "The meaningfulness and range of the poem, along with its controlled execution and powerfully suggestive imagery, entitle it to a high place among Keats's great odes.         For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair! What struggle to escape? The word that solves this crossword puzzle is 11 letters long and begins with J Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st, A burning forehead, and a parching tongue. [4] The word "ode" itself is of Greek origin, meaning "sung". When he turned to the ode form, he found that the standard Pindaric form used by poets such as John Dryden was inadequate for properly discussing philosophy. John Keats: 'Ode on a Grecian Urn', read by Matthew Coulton This allows the urn to interact with humanity, to put forth a narrative, and allows for the imagination to operate. But this time it is a positive instead of a negative conclusion. At the time, this profession was a safe bet; a surgeon was a kind of doctor who didn’t need to finish a degree, as he was in charge of dressing wounds, setting bones and other straightforward (= uncomplicated) procedures.Bored with the medical profession, Keats read Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, which opened his eyes to the world of fairy tale and splendid verse. Though winning near the goal—yet, do not grieve; To what green altar, O mysterious priest, Poet laureate Robert Bridges sparked the debate when he argued: The thought as enounced in the first stanza is the supremacy of ideal art over Nature, because of its unchanging expression of perfect; and this is true and beautiful; but its amplification in the poem is unprogressive, monotonous, and scattered ... which gives an effect of poverty in spite of the beauty.     Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone: (lines 11–14)[22], There is a hint of a paradox in that indulgence causes someone to be filled with desire and that music without a sound is desired by the soul. The first response to the poem came in an anonymous review in the July 1820 Monthly Review, which claimed, "Mr Keats displays no great nicety in his selection of images. The poem contains only a single instance of medial inversion (the reversal of an iamb in the middle of a line), which was common in his earlier works. "[67] Ronald Sharp followed in 1979 with a claim that the theme of "the relationship between life and art ... receives its most famous, and its most enigmatic and controversial, treatment" within the poem.     "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,"—that is all [46], George Gilfillan, in an 1845 essay on Keats, placed the poem among "The finest of Keats' smaller pieces" and suggested that "In originality, Keats has seldom been surpassed. [21] The narrator addresses the urn by saying: Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness, [7][8], Keats's inspiration for the topic was not limited to Haydon, but embraced many contemporary sources. To what green altar, O mysterious priest. H… ", Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art”, Common Core State Standards Text Exemplars. [33] The nightingale of "Ode to a Nightingale" is separated from humanity and does not have human concerns. Arthur Quiller-Couch responded with a contrary view and claimed that the lines were "a vague observation – to anyone whom life has taught to face facts and define his terms, actually an uneducated conclusion, albeit most pardonable in one so young and ardent. “ Ode on a Grecian Urn ” is a poem written by the English Romantic poet John Keats in May 1819, first published anonymously in Annals of the Fine Arts for 1819 The poem is one of the “Great Odes of 1819”, which also include “Ode on Indolence”, “Ode on Melancholy”, “Ode to a … The story it tells is both cold and passionate, and it is able to help mankind. Charles Patterson, in a 1954 essay, explains that "It is erroneous to assume that here Keats is merely disparaging the bride of flesh wed to man and glorifying the bride of marble wed to quietness. With forest branches and the trodden weed; Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought. Encontre diversos livros em Inglês e Outras Línguas com ótimos preços. (lines 31–40)[22], All that exists in the scene is a procession of individuals, and the narrator conjectures on the rest. The questions are unanswered because there is no one who can ever know the true answers, as the locations are not real. (lines 27–30)[22], A new paradox arises in these lines because these immortal lovers are experiencing a living death. [14] Keats also included the poem in his 1820 collection Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St Agnes, and Other Poems. Ode on a Grecian Urn Lyrics. The young man will never kiss the maiden; the crown will never return to … Though Charles Swinburne called Keats’s early work “some of the most vulgar and fulsome doggrel ever whimpered by a vapid and effeminate rhymester in the sickly stage of whelphood,” he later wrote that “Ode on a Grecian Urn” was one of the poems “nearest to absolute perfection, to the triumphant achievement and accomplishment of the very utmost beauty possible to human words.” In this Keat’s was influenced by the experience of the Greek sculpture. 'Beauty is truth, truth beauty' has precisely the same status, and the same justification as Shakespeare's 'Ripeness is all.' Their exact date of composition is unknown; Keats simply dated "Ode on a Grecian Urn" May 1819, as he did its companion odes. (lines 3–10)[22], The questions presented in these lines are too ambiguous to allow the reader to understand what is taking place in the images on the urn, but elements of it are revealed: there is a pursuit with a strong sexual component. "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is a poem written by the English Romantic poet John Keats in May 1819, first published anonymously in Annals of the Fine Arts for 1819 (see 1820 in poetry). Frete GRÁTIS com Prime. "[70], Andrew Bennett, in 1994, discussed the poem's effectiveness: "What is important and compelling in this poem is not so much what happens on the urn or in the poem, but the way that a response to an artwork both figures and prefigures its own critical response". [2] A long debate over the poem's final statement divided 20th-century critics, but most agreed on the beauty of the work, despite certain perceived inadequacies.     That leaves a heart high-sorrowful and cloy'd, [13] Following the initial publication, the Examiner published Keats's ode together with Haydon's two previously published articles. Eliot's."[53]. Whether such another cause, and such another example, of critical diversity exists, I cannot say; if it does, it is unknown to me. Best Answer for 'ode On A Grecian Urn' Genre? The urn is an external object capable of producing a story outside the time of its creation, and because of this ability the poet labels it a "sylvan historian" that tells its story through its beauty:[23], Sylvan historian, who canst thus express In his classical moments Keats is a sculptor whose marble becomes flesh. By the spring of 1819, Keats had left his job as dresser, or assistant house surgeon, at Guy's Hospital, Southwark, London, to devote himself entirely to the composition of poetry. Any attempt to replicate it lessens its beauty. 5 What men or gods are these? In the first article, Haydon described Greek sacrifice and worship, and in the second article, he contrasted the artistic styles of Raphael and Michelangelo in conjunction with a discussion of medieval sculptures. Keats asserts, “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard / Are sweeter” (11-12). To enable its readers to do this is the special function of poetry. Similarly, the response of the narrator to the sacrifice is not compatible with the response of the narrator to the lovers. And, little town, thy streets for evermore. What mad pursuit? What pipes and timbrels? By John Keats. He previously used the image of an urn in "Ode on Indolence", depicting one with three figures representing Love, Ambition and Poesy. With forest branches and the trodden weed; Critics have debated whether these lines adequately perfect the conception of the poem. What maidens loth? [32], As a symbol, an urn cannot completely represent poetry, but it does serve as one component in describing the relationship between art and humanity. Ode on a Grecian Urn Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What leaf-fring'd legend haunts about thy shape Of deities or mortals, or of both, In Tempe or the dales of Arcady? Soon he w… As an ode, it also has the unique features that Keats himself established in his great odes. What men or gods are these? "[7] Ayumi Mizukoshi, in 2001, argued that early audiences did not support "Ode to Psyche" because it "turned out to be too reflexive and internalised to be enjoyed as a mythological picture. While ode-writers from antiquity adhered to rigid patterns of strophe, antistrophe, and epode, the form by Keats's time had undergone enough transformation that it represented a manner rather than a set method for writing a certain type of lyric poetry. [12], Although "Ode on a Grecian Urn" was completed in May 1819, its first printing came in January 1820 when it was published with "Ode to a Nightingale" in the Annals of Fine Art, an art magazine that promoted views on art similar to those Keats held. The images of the urn described within the poem are intended as obvious depictions of common activities: an attempt at courtship, the making of music, and a religious rite. Summary Ode on a Grecian Urn. Ode On a Grecian Urn is a good example of this. Crossword Clue. Though analyzing this poem in one paragraph may prove to be difficult. ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ is one of the five great odes Keats composed in the summer and autumn of 1819. (lines 46–50)[22], Like many of Keats's odes, "Ode on a Grecian Urn" discusses art and art's audience. Some scenes like those described in this poem can be found on several examples of Greek pottery surviving in museums, all the details combined together seem to have existed only in keats ’ imagination. The paradox of life versus lifelessness extends beyond the lover and the fair lady and takes a more temporal shape as three of the ten lines begin with the words "for ever". Poem “Ode to a Grecian Urn” (1819), which is considered a classic example of ecphrasis, by English romantic poet John Keats is a brilliant example of the double intermediality: pastoral, Bacchic scene, and sacrificial ritual depicted on the vase, represented in the poetic description. [11] Keats was also exposed to the Townley, Borghese, and Holland House vases and to the classical treatment of subjects in Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy. This would not be fair to the complexity of the problem of truth in art nor fair to Keats's little parable. [37], In terms of the actual figures upon the urn, the image of the lovers depicts the relationship of passion and beauty with art. [47] The 1857 Encyclopædia Britannica contained an article on Keats by Alexander Smith, which stated: "Perhaps the most exquisite specimen of Keats' poetry is the 'Ode to the Grecian Urn'; it breathes the very spirit of antiquity,—eternal beauty and eternal repose. "Ode on a Grecian Urn" was written in 1819, the year in which Keats contracted tuberculosis. The poem begins with the narrator's silencing the urn by describing it as the "bride of quietness", which allows him to speak for it using his own impressions. 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