How is Romanticism represented through ''Ode to the West Wind''?

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First and foremost, this poem, with its powerful descriptions of the West Wind and its striking evocation of its strength and power, presents a very important concept that is found in Romanticism: the sublime. This word refers to the way that nature in its unbridled majesty highlighted man's position in the world and identified the true frailty and weakness of humanity when compared with the might of nature. Note how this is achieved through the following description of the West Wind. At night, the sky is described as a "vast sepulchre" which is:

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