The scenery of the buildings and sleeping houses were just as fascinating and pure as trees in forestry. To explain the appearance of an underwater world, it might be easier to explain it by something that is realistic; and that might be that the wind is able to produce illusions on the water.
The wind blows in the sky like a mighty stream with commotion. The first few lines contain sinister elements, such as "leaves dead" 2the aspect of death being highlighted by the inversion which puts "dead" 2 at the end of the line.
It was later edited and reissued as The Revolt of Islam That may be why he is looking forward to the spring and asks at the end of the last canto "If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
Everything that had been said before was part of the elements—wind, earth, and water. The poem ends with an optimistic note which is that if winter days are here then spring is not very far. These dead leaves or clouds after being plucked cover the blue surface of this fierce wind with rain and lighting.
This may be a reference to the years that have passed and "chained and bowed" 55 the hope of the people who fought for freedom and were literally imprisoned. Bird thou never wert, That from Heaven, or near it, Pourest thy full heart In profuse strains of unpremeditated art. The poet describes the West Wind as a stream on which the clouds are strewn across like dead leaves of the imaginary tree which has its roots and boughs in the oceans of Earth and heaven respectively.
But if we look closer at line 36, we realise that the sentence is not what it appears to be at first sight, because it obviously means, so sweet that one feels faint in describing them. The "clouds" can also be seen as "Angels of rain" The use of this "Will" 60 is certainly a reference to the future.
He remains absolutely uninfluenced by the Pantheism of Wordsworth and Shelley, and loves Nature not because of any spiritual significance in her or any divine meaning in her but chiefly because of her external charm and, beauty. This shows that the idyllic picture is not what it seems to be and that the harmony will certainly soon be destroyed.
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. In the first cantos the wind was a metaphor explained at full length.
At last, Shelley again calls the Wind in a kind of prayer and even wants him to be "his" Spirit: In the first cantos the wind was a metaphor explained at full length.
Fourth Canto[ edit ] Whereas the cantos one to three began with "O wild West Wind" and "Thou" 15, 29 and were clearly directed to the wind, there is a change in the fourth canto.
Now the metaphors are only weakly presented—"the thorns of life" Christ From his days at Oxford, Shelley felt deeply doubtful about organized religion, particularly Christianity.
Keats has wrote some of the Odes in which he has described art and beauty of the Odes. The poet becomes the wind's instrument, his "lyre" Nature is the first role of the poems of these poets which gave them pleasure. This again shows the influence of the west wind which announces the change of the season.
The poet portrays himself as an extinguished hearth and requests the Wind to scatter his sparks and ashes. A few lines later, Shelley suddenly talks about "fear" He drives the chariot of dead bodies to the cemetery, which is the wintry bed.
Even as it destroys, the wind encourages new life on earth and social progress among humanity. Yet, in his poetry, he often represents the poet as a Christ-like figure and thus sets the poet up as a secular replacement for Christ. Shelley asserts several times that this force can influence people to change the world for the better.
For Wordsworth, Nature is worshipping who known as the priest of Nature.
Obviously the moss and flowers are seaweed. He attended Eton College for six years beginning inand then went on to Oxford University. This again shows the influence of the west wind which announces the change of the season.
The "clouds" can also be compared with the leaves; but the clouds are more unstable and bigger than the leaves and they can be seen as messengers of rain and lightning as it was mentioned above. Shelley in his poem nature is love for him.
The "corpse within its grave" 8 in the next line is in contrast to the "azure sister of the Spring" 9 —a reference to the east wind—whose "living hues and odours" 12 evoke a strong contrast to the colours of the fourth line of the poem that evoke death. Be thou me, impetuous one!
Fifth Canto[ edit ] Again the wind is very important in this last canto. He was one of the main figure of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and P."Ode to the West Wind" is one of the poems in which he considers the role and power of the poet or philosopher to spread new ideas and effect change.
It’s also, though you might find this difficult to believe, one of Shelley’s more accessible poems. Ode to the West Wind The poet offers that the wind over the Mediterranean Sea was an inspiration for the poem. Recognizing its power, the wind becomes a metaphor for nature’s awe-inspiring spirit.
"Ode to the West Wind" is an ode, written by Percy Bysshe Shelley in near Florence, Italy.
It was originally published in by Charles and Edmund Ollier in London as part of the collection Prometheus Unbound, A Lyrical Drama in Four Acts, With Other Poems. Ode to the West Wind is in the form of a prayer to the wild west wind who is portrayed both as destroyer and preserver.
The poem is noted for its rich images, metaphors and lyrical quality. The poem is noted for its rich images, metaphors and lyrical quality. • "Ode to the West Wind" Inspiration Shelley never stopped believing in the changes that could end all oppression in this world (in the Western world in particular).
Shelley sets many of his poems in autumn, including “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” and “Ode to the West Wind.” Fall is a time of beauty and death, and so it shows both the creative and destructive powers of nature, a favorite Shelley theme.Download