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Shelley’s Poetry

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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“Hymn to Intellectual Beauty”


“England in 1819”

“Ode to the West Wind”

“The Indian Serenade”

“To a Skylark”

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Critical appreciation of the poem ‘Ode to the West Wind ‘.

by Shehanaz, April 21, 2014


“Thunder is good; thunder is impressive. But it is lightening that does the work.”
The poem ‘’Ode to the West Wind’’ was written in the autumn of 1819, in the beautiful Cascine Gardens outside Florence and was published with ‘‘Prometheus Unbound’’ in 1820. The poet is himself in a mood of despondency and misery and says that he falls upon the thorns of life and is bleeding. He is seeking reawakening also through the poem and wants the wind to carry his dead thoughts and ideas like it has taken the le... Read more


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