Homework Help

What is the sensuous description of the rainbow from Shelly's "The Cloud"?  

vvv's profile pic

Posted via web

dislike 1 like

What is the sensuous description of the rainbow from Shelly's "The Cloud"?  

1 Answer | Add Yours

gbeatty's profile pic

Posted (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

The description is found here:

The triumphal arch through which I march
       With hurricane, fire, and snow,
When the Powers of the air are chained to my chair,
       Is the million-colored bow;
The sphere-fire above its soft colors wove,
       While the moist Earth was laughing below.

The "triumphal arch" is the bend of the rainbow. The "million-colored bow" is the rainbow itself. The "soft colors wove" refers to the relationship between the rainbow and the "laughing" planet below.

 

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes