Bring fact-checked results to the top of your browser search. Percy Bysshe Shelley in particular was deeply interested in politics, coming early under the spell of the anarchist views of William Godwinwhose Enquiry Concerning Political Justice had appeared in Despite his grasp of practical politics, however, it is a mistake to look for concreteness in his poetry, where his concern is with subtleties of perception and with the underlying forces of nature:
For Romantic poets who are known for their extraordinary sensitivity to natural moods the period of fall becomes a great force for poetic creativity.
However, the two of them differently perceive the same natural manifestations. The radical poet Shelley observes the deadly changes in nature caused by the autumnal wind with an expectation for the following spring and revival.
In the seasonal process he sees a symbolic prototype for possible revolutionary changes both in his own life and in the existing social structure of his country. His "Ode to the West Wind"! The Romantic autumnal odes of Shelley and Keats are born from the poetic observations of natural changes and from their ability to penetrate the mood of fall which provides them a incentive for artistic creativity.
In "Ode to the West Wind" Shelley mainly concentrates his attention on his observations of the death caused by the autumnal wind. However, observing the autumnal devastation Shelley knows that this season is not to rule over the earth forever: Aware of the fact that year after year "the old life goes and a new life returns with the seasonal cycle" Tet, p.
Being a part of natural mood, as well as natural mood being a part of him, Shelley decidedly composes the lines, where he identifies the mature season of the year with his own aging: So, as the autumnal forest gets old and leafless, thus the poet feels how he grows older and so he writes: This is a kind of sublime authority which has an infinite rule over the worldly substances: Throughout the whole poem Shelley deliberately chooses the praises for the powerful west wind: All these characteristics serve the invocation of the impression that the wind is an absolute and free power, which influences everything around.
The "loose clouds like Ear! His "Ode to the West Wind" may be righteously called "both a hymn and a prayer" Webb, p. The poet believes that as in nature there is a seasonal cycle, thus "in human life there also must be a cycle of renewal" Tet, p.
However, this is a very difficult task for the mature poet, who as the autumnal nature is not "in [! Thus, "Ode to the West Wind" "is not mere private meditation" Tet, p. Observing the seasonal cycle, the poet looks for "a similar pattern in the world of social and political life" Tet, p.
So he calls for the wild spirit to become his own, praying to it: So Shelley logically completes the ode with a rhetorical question which affirms the inevitability of the coming change rather than questions it: The same English autumn inspires another Romantic poet, John Keats, who under the impression of the mood of this season composes his "last complete great poem" Baker, p.The Views of Keats and Shelley on Imagination and Reality.
The writings of John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley both emphasize important roles of the imagination, but as revealed in Keats’s "Ode On A Grecian Urn," and Shelley’s "Mont Blanc," the two poets have different views on . Though P. B.
Shelley and John Keats were mutual friends, but they have possessed the diversified qualities in their creativity. These two are the greatest contributors of English Literature, though their life cycle were very short.
Their comparison is also less with each other, while each is very much similar in thoughts, imagination. However, Shelley’s reality shows itself to be stronger than the ideal and desire, and his world refuses to change. The poet is bound to suffer and isolates himself from the 4/4(1).
Percy Bysshe Shelley (/ b ɪ ʃ / (listen) BISH; 4 August – 8 July ) was one of the major English Romantic poets, who is regarded by some as among the finer lyric and philosophical poets in the English language, and one of the more influential.
A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his.
John Keats: Shelley expressed the opinion that “Keats was a Greek”. Indeed, Keats was unmistakably a representative of Greek thought, in a sense in which Wordsworth and . Keats and Shelley both famous poets from the late Romantic Period both lived short lives, dying young.
Shelley at age 29 from a boating accident and Keats at 25 from the horrible illness described.