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“The Cloud” personifies a cloud, the narrator who explains her moods and abilities which correspond to weather patterns and the time of day and these also correspond to its life cycle. Since it is...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2011 11:24 pm UTC

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Imagery is language that appeals to any or all of the five senses. Thus,it is language that appeals to our sense of sight, hearing, touch, taste or smell. Most imagery appeals to our sense of...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2008 9:45 am UTC

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There are many poetic devices in this poem which add to its effect. In the opening line, we see an example of internal rhyme, where two words within the same line—here "showers" and "flowers"—rhyme...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2018 9:47 am UTC

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It is important to realise that the persona of this poem is actually the cloud of the title, who in the poem talks about its various appearances and what it does during its life. The initial stanza...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2011 9:34 am UTC

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The poem's theme is a celebration of creativity. It praises the spiritual and physical powers of the cloud, and in doing so, shows the creative aspects of nature, which are reproduced by the artist...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2019 3:18 am UTC

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The poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, is delighted by the changeability of elements in nature such as the sky and clouds, the water and earth, and the way nature constantly regenerates and reforms...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2020 11:27 am UTC

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Shelley uses personification in that last stanza. The Cloud is the child of both the Earth and Water. Then as the rain clears, the Cloud once again is reborn. But Shelley again uses the human...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2009 8:41 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2009 3:25 am UTC

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Shelley gives his poem "Cloud" a lyrical quality mainly through the use of rhyming patterns that make it read like a ballad, or a song that is told almost as a story. Throughout most of his poem,...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2009 2:21 am UTC

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Shelley uses the following lines: For after the rain, when with never a stain The pavilion of Heaven is bare,And the winds and sunbeams, with their convex gleams, Build up the blue dome of Air --...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2009 3:45 am UTC

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"The Cloud," by Percy Bysshe Shelley, is a poem that heavily relies on a series of literary devices, such as personification. The poem is actually told from the point of view of the cloud itself,...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2017 2:55 pm UTC

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Percy Bysshe Shelley's delightful poem “The Cloud” paints a vivid portrait of the life and activities of a cloud, told in the cloud's own voice. In the first stanza, the cloud says, “From my wings...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2021 12:59 am UTC

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In "The Cloud," Percy Bysshe Shelley adopts the perspective of the eponymous cloud and writes in the first person about the cloud's relationship with the earth. The first stanza contains the...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2021 7:53 pm UTC

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The cloud, who is the speaker in Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem "The Cloud," speaks about some of the benefits he/she provides to mankind in the first stanza. Beginning in the first line, the cloud...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2011 3:50 am UTC

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The main thing that Shelley does to make his poems more sensuous is use personification. This is where you take an inanimate object-like a rainbow or the moon-and give it human-like traits. That...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2009 1:46 am UTC

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The first excerpt from "On the Killing Tree" expresses nature in a dark and menacing way. Equating a tree's growth upon the earth with violent images and phrases such as "slowly...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2008 12:58 pm UTC

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The cloud does not actually shift from the first to the third person. The cloud continues to be the speaker, speaking as "I," throughout the poem as he narrates his experience of being a cloud....

Latest answer posted March 25, 2012 5:05 pm UTC

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It makes most sense to read this poem in iambic feet with each line of tetrameter (four feet) followed by a line of trimeter (three feet). Sometimes the trimeter lines use the trochee instead of...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2016 3:37 pm UTC

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"The Cloud" is a 6 stanza poem that goes through the basic cycle of a cloud. It portrays the moments of happiness and the moments of anger. It shows that like all things, there is a rebirth with...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2009 12:48 am UTC

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There is no particular evidence in "The Cloud" that the speaker likes to observe things. Although a Romantic, Shelley is not a "nature poet" like Wordsworth or Keats, and very little of the effect...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2019 1:34 pm UTC

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The "he" that this question refers to is the cloud. A major component of this poem is that Shelley personifies the cloud and makes it equivalent to a person. As for who the cloud is speaking to,...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019 2:29 pm UTC

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