What autobiographical elements do you find in ‘Ode to the West Wind’?

Ode to the west wind’ strikes the characteristically, Shelleyan note of self-pity and exaltation” — discuss. Answer: The faculty of the visionary and revolutionary zeal was inherent in the mind of Shelley, because he entered the world of poetry during the turmoil of the French Revolution. From his earliest years, he found himself in opposition Read More

Shelley as a romantic poet

The Biography of P.B Shelley:

Answer: Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet, was born at Field Place, near Horsham, Sussex, August 4, 1792, the eldest son of a landed country squire. After some tutoring he was sent to Syon House Academy, where his shyness exposed him to brutal bullying. Entering Eton in 1804, he lived as much apart as possible, a Read More

Shelley as a romantic poet

Shelley as a Romantic Poet.

Answer: Grierson did rightly say, “Classic and Romantic are terms no attempts to define which will ever seem entirely convincing to ourselves or others”. So everyone tries to attribute one’s own views to “Romanticism”. For, to Hein and Beers, Romanticism is synonymous with Medievalism; to Elton it is “thought confounding words”, to Victor Hugo, “Melancholy” Read More

Shelley as a romantic poet

In what sense is Shelley both pessimistic and optimistic in his poems?

Answer: Shelley’s temperament is a mixture of pessimism and optimism. When he writes or thinks of the regeneration of mankind or reformation of human society his voice is optimistic enough, but when he writes about his personal life, he produces extremely melancholy strains. ‘Ode to the West Wind’ and ‘To a Skylark’, like many of Read More

Shelley as a romantic poet

Discuss Shelley as a revolutionary poet.

Discuss P.B. Shelley as a poet of revolution on the record of “Ode to the West Wind’’ Or, Shelley as a revolutionary poet. Answer: Shelley had certain inherent tendencies which ultimately made him a rebel and reformer, a prophet and an idealist. From his very early life he marked an antagonism between himself and the Read More