Up tothis point, all of Keats's imagery is observational. The poem follows a rhyme pattern of abab cdcd. The poet, taking this seasonal phenomenon, develops another poignant simile. This reads almost as a Psalm, as if the speaker is praising the wind for its power. One thing that is noteworthy here is that the west wind creates life out of what is dead or rotten. If even I were as in my boyhood, and could be The comrade of thy wanderings over Heaven, As then, when to outstrip thy skiey speed Scarce seemed a vision; I would ne'er have striven As thus with thee in prayer in my sore need.
Shelley's poem expresses the yearning for Genius. The irony of Keats'desire for the immutable in a mutable world must find resolution -and there is only one: Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, And so live ever-or else swoon to death. The end of the poem sees the poet appear to make a decision. Be thou, Spirit fierce, My spirit! Just as the dead foliage nourishes new life in the forest soil, so does the rain contribute to Nature's regenerative cycle. O Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? Stanzas 4-5 Cleave themselves into chasms, while far below The sea-blooms and the oozy woods which wear The sapless foliage of the ocean, know Thy voice, and suddenly grow grey with fear, And tremble and despoil themselves: O hear! Both possibilities seem to be logical. He wants the West Wind to carry his dead thoughts all over the world just like it carries the dead leaves, so that the poet can be heard.
The speaker continues to praise the wind, and to beseech it to hear him. With Shelley, this direction was liberty and democracy. They are not described as colorful and beautiful, but rather as a symbol of death and even disease. The meter, in a sense, swells with the intake of Fanny's breath. A Poem 1832 The Necessity of Atheism 1811 The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley 1839 The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley 1870 The Wandering Jew. The speaker changes the methods of asking the wind to play him like an instrument rather he asks the wind to become him. The sad music that the wind will play on him will become a prophecy.
Mary's contribution to the contest became the novel Frankenstein. In addition, there are a few consonant clusters such as wn and nd, the clusters giving out a nasal movement that makes the movement of the poem slow. In this analysis, the colors represent different cultures: Asian, African, Caucasian, and Native American. But now, as an older man, he could never imagine challenging the wind's power. This again shows the influence of the west wind which announces the change of the season. In May the couple went to Lake Geneva, where Shelley spent a great deal of time with George Gordon, Lord Byron, sailing on Lake Geneva and discussing poetry and other topics, including ghosts and spirits, into the night. The sonnet's meter adds to theeffect - the spondaic soft swell follows nicely on the phyrric foot thatprecedes it, reproducing, it its way, the rise and fall of herbreasts.
The last canto differs from that. It is written in iambic pentameter in terza rima formation. He desperately hopes that he might leave behind his dying body and enter into a new life after his death. But Shelley never lived to see that. It creates a commotion over land, water and sky.
Canto 3 Stanza 1 Thou who didst waken from his summer dreams The blue Mediterranean, where he lay, Lulled by the coil of his crystalline streams, To begin this Canto, the speaker describes the wind as having woken up the Mediterranean sea from a whole summer of peaceful rest. Be thou, Spirit fierce, My spirit! Thou For whose path the Atlantic's level powers Cleave themselves into chasms, while far below The sea-blooms and the oozy woods which wear The sapless foliage of the ocean, know Thy voice, and suddenly grow gray with fear, And tremble and despoil themselves: oh, hear! The combination of terza nina and the threefold effect of the west wind gives the poem a pleasing structural symmetry. His life had always been filled with difficulties, but everytime that he fell, he sprung with rejuvenated spirits. The poet sketches the picture of the West Wind as the breath of the season of autumn which flows through the trees and rustles away its dead leaves. Percy was in a relationship with Harriet. Interestingly, the poem has echoes of some of Masefield's earlier works too. Poetic Symbolism Romantic poetry often explores the symbolism of everyday objects or phenomena, such as an urn or the song of a nightingale.
Explanation of Ode to the West Wind — Stanza Three In the third canto the poet gives us an insight into the tremendous strength of the West Wind by describing the effect which this element of nature has on the otherwise peaceful Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Stanza 4 Scatter, as from an unextinguished hearth Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind! The god created the moon and the stars for the pleasure of human being. The gradual ascent in the tone of the poem as well the gradual shift from a formal address to a more personal and romantic appeal also stands out as yet another credential of the poem. That Shelley is deeply aware of his closedness in life and his identity shows his command in line 53. Again, he uses biblical sounding words to add drama and importance to his prophetic vision. Shelley also leaves out the fourth element: the fire.
Stanza 5 Of vapours, from whose solid atmosphere Black rain, and fire, and hail will burst: O hear! The rhyme scheme in each part follows a pattern known as terza rima, the three-line rhyme scheme employed by Dante in his Divine Comedy. Thou For whose path the Atlantic's level powers Cleave themselves into chasms, while far below The sea-blooms and the oozy woods which wear The sapless foliage of the ocean, know Thy voice, and suddenly grow grey with fear, And tremble and despoil themselves: O hear! Further, it's not just a beautiful land of spring, but it's the land where the speaker belongs. Stanza 2 Will take from both a deep, autumnal tone, Sweet though in sadness. . The speaker wishes that the wind could affect him the way it does leaves and clouds and waves. Boasting a lofty seventy lines, this masterpiece is no piece of cake to digest. Leavis for its lack of concreteness and apparently disconnected imagery; others have cited Shelley's knowledge of science, and the possibility that these poetic phrasings might indeed be based on natural fact.