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can you plz explain me that what does john keats mean by his quotation
beauty is truth, truth beauty.
in his famous odes.???
plz explain it for me in easy words with example if you can...
i shall be thankful to you...
Incidentally, 'his quotation' is a bit inaccurate (in a way that bothers me rather more than it should!); it's a line frequently quoted from one of his works. Besides, si monumentum requiris circumspice to quote the memorial to Christopher Wren - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia set in the floor of St Paul's Cathedral: "if you're looking for a monument, look around you". OK, in that case the monument is a real concrete thing; but when Horace (?) wrote exegi monumentum, he was referring to a body of literary work. I think the same applies to Keats.
So while I applaud Anglika's answer for its clarity and conciseness, I think there's no substitute for reading the words in their context to find out what an author 'meant'.