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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...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2010, 11:40 pm (UTC)

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Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem “To the Moon” contains several different literary techniques and devices. Art thou pale for weariness Of climbing heaven, and gazing on the earth, Wandering...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2013, 10:14 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2010, 10:07 am (UTC)

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Literally speaking all that the poet means when he writes this line is that the moon is not very distinct or clear, at least not on this night. You can see this when there are clouds in front of...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2010, 10:26 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2012, 6:41 pm (UTC)

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In this poem, Shelley is comparing the moon to an old woman. In the first stanza, he describes the rising of the moon in the east. He compares it to an old woman who is somewhat crazy and is near...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2010, 10:37 pm (UTC)

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Shelley thinks that the moon is weary because of its color, first of all. But the reason he thinks it might be weary is because only the moon, he says, is faithful and constant. He says that all...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2010, 10:09 pm (UTC)

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In this poem, Shelley uses the words that you cite to describe the rising of the moon. He also uses a simile in the first stanza of the poem to describe this event. Shelley compares the rising of...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2010, 10:13 pm (UTC)

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