# Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Shelley is referring here to the nature of mutability, or change. The central paradox at the heart of the poem is that the one thing that doesn't change is change itself. It's always there,...

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The theme of this poem is love. Specifically, it is a poem in which the speaker is trying to persuade someone else to be in love with him and kiss him. He is asking her why she should not love...

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John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley were both leading poets in the second generation of Romanticism. They were born and died within a few years of each other, and both died very young, Keats at...

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Much of Shelley's poetry discusses the Romantic ideals of freedom from tyrannical powers and other forms of authority. Here are two titles to get you started. Shelley wrote a long poem titled...

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A good starting point for your research would be Paul Foot's 1981 book Red Shelley. Foot was a left-wing political journalist who appreciated Shelley's poetry from a literary perspective but was...

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English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) stands out as a great thinker and poet of the Romantic literary movement who has had a powerful influence lasting well into modern day. However, in his...

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The central meaning of "Stanzas Written in Dejection, near Naples" by Percy Bysshe Shelley seems to be a contrast between his own "despair" (ln. 28) and the relative comfort he finds in nature. To...

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Lyricism is a quality that is defined as sensuality of expression or an intense outpouring of strong, passionate emotion. It is clear that this definition is one that can be applied to the works of...

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Like many of the great Romantic poems, "To a Skylark" possesses a remarkable coherence, by which we mean that all of its parts relate to the whole. One can take a single line, such as this one, and...

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Shelley's concept of "beauty" is a vigorously debated one with some scholars connecting it with metaphysical or mystical meaning and others connecting it with a rejection of knowing beauty through...

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I think that Shelley does occupy an important role in English Literature primarily because of his own unique take on Romanticism. Shelley is able to bring out the fundamental concerns that the...

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What is most notable about this excellent poem of love and how the speaker views the world and uses the way that all of nature mixes together to support his request that his beloved kiss him is the...

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There are at least two aspects of romanticism that show up clearly in "Love's Philosophy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The idea that emotion, rather than reason, should control people. This is a very...

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"Ode to the West Wind" is Shelley's romantic tribute to Dante Aligheiri, in the style of a Greek ode, written in Italy on a windy day near the Arno River, according to Shelley's own notes. He uses...

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It is somewhat difficult to identify the form of Shelley's "Love's Philosophy." It certainly is not a sonnet, because a sonnet has--by definition--14 lines, and Shelley's poem has 16. Is it an ode?...

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Percy Bysshe Shelleys sonnet Ozymandias is written in a genre sometimes known as ‘ubi sunt (Latin for: `where are they?’) that has a thematic focus on the transitory nature of worldly glories...

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The sublime is a concept in romantic poetry that applies to the description of nature and how man comprehends the realm of experience that cannot be easily defined or measured. The sublime in...

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With regard to Shelley's "Feelings of a Republican on the Fall of Bonaparte," I believe that the sentiment the author expresses is anything but cordial. Shelley's first line quite simply states, "I...

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This poem is a homage to Wordsworth. To a great extent, the Romantic movement is seen in two phases. Wordsworth and Coleridge represented the first phase of the movement. Leaders and the voices...

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The theme of "Men of England" is that the majority of the workforce in England is being exploited. The poem is a call to action to the ordinary worker to stop allowing himself to be exploited and...

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"Love's Philosophy" written by Percy Bysshe Shelley, is about a love that is unrequited. Upon reading the poem, the impression is given that it is he who is unsatisfied by love. The object of his...

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There's not really that much to this poem. It's a straight-forward love poem. In the first stanza, he's saying that there are lots of kinds of things that mingle together. Some examples of this...

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Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem "The Cloud" is a cloud personified. In other words, the poem is from the point of view of a cloud. The thunder is the cloud's "laughter," and through imagery, the reader...

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This famous line from a poem by Percy B. Shelley is frequently quoted whenever a type of situation arises. Winter is considered the time of death. The trees have lost their greenery, and animals...

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The correct title of this poem is England in 1819. I tried to move this question to a different group- "England in 1819" -but was unable to do so for some reason. Nevertheless, there is such a...

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Rhyme schemes like AAAA and AABB are rather simple rhyme schemes. The scheme AABB is a particularly common one, sometimes seen in nursery rhymes or children's poems, even. Because of its...

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The title of the poem "A Lament" suggests that Shelley is sad about something and grieving its loss. It is unclear though what exactly he is grieving about and for. It is possible that he is...

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Shelley's poem "Stanzas Written in Dejection, Near Naples" is about depression. The speaker, whom we can assume to be the poet himself, is sitting at the shore watching the light on the water and...

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This poem is written in iambic tetrameter: four feet/iambs and a rhyme scheme of ababcc. Written in 1820 or 1821, this was composed in one of the last years of Shelley's life. The poem discusses an...

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Several poetic elements grab the attention of the reader in this poem. First, in the beginning two lines: O world! O life! O time!On whose last steps I climb, both a speaker and the intended...

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Some elements of Romanticism: a reaction against rationalism and efficiency a return to the natural an emphasis on emotion, and irrationality, rather than rationality. To see why Shelley is a...

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Earlier Romantic poets were writing during the time of the American and French revolutions, as well as the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The tone of energy, transformation, renewal...

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Shelley saw his thoughts and philosophy as representing a kind of revolutionary ideal that he saw as being important for mankind to be seized and changed by. Contextually, he was a figure who, like...

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A good place to look for a critical analysis of any literature or poem is in literary journals and scholarly websites. Enotes also has great commentary on many of Percy Bysshe Shelley's poems, and...

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Both of the poems "To a Skylark" and Ode to the West Wind" are by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Both these poems celebrate an aspect of nature, a higher order of existence that the poet compares to man's...

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Percy Bysshe Shelley can be described as revolutionary in several ways, namely in terms of his lifestyle and personal beliefs, in terms of the content of his poetry, in light of his notions of the...

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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...

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The concept of the sublime in Shelley's poetry refers to the way that nature is above and beyond man and represents concepts such as eternal beauty and also power that shows at once the frailty of...

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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...

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"The Moon" by Percy Bysshe Shelley is a complicated poem though short. It has both a poetic conceit (i.e., an extended comparison between two things) and an underlying metaphor, which is the...

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The structure of this sonnet is a bit confusing because it does not fit exactly into the usual pattern of a sonnet. Traditionally there are two major types of sonnet: the Petrarchan/Italian, and...

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The poem 'Ode to the west wind' by Percy Bysshe Shelley demonstrates perfectly the poet's sharply observational style and it is hardly surprising, given the breath of nature that breezes through...

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Shelly's "A Lament" is a poem of grief for the loss of life's prime. As such, the most powerful quotes would be the portions that elucidate the theme, the speaker's feelings, and the affects of...

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It might be more helpful if you suggested the actual poem that was being sought out. One thing I have always felt in terms of analyzing the summative action in a poem is to identify the literal...

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Try "In these three poems, the author expresses his fascination with, adoration for, and connection to different aspects of nature." Then you could go through and find quotes that show him...

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In Shelley's poem, "England in 1819," the historical allusion he makes is to the "old, mad, blind, despised, dying king." This would refer to George III. Though it seems that George was...

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"A Defence of Poetry" is an essay written by English dramatist and poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Although he wrote the essay in 1821, it was published posthumously in 1840 as a part of a collection...

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Assuming the format of this exercise is unspecified, I will eschew the poetic verses for simplification’s sake. For “Ode to the West Wind,” you could say something like the following. I Oh...

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The overarching theme of the poem "Ozymandias" is the transience of human life and its achievements. Ozymandias was a great Egyptian pharaoh, otherwise known as Ramasses II, who once built a huge...

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There are different ways to interpret any poem. And although some poems and literary texts have traditionally been explicated to illustrate one particular allegory, this is one such poem which...