Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Shelley, born the heir to rich estates and the son of an Member of Parliament, went to University College, Oxford in 1810, but in March of the following year he and a friend, Thomas Jefferson Hogg, were both expelled for the suspected authorship of a pamphlet entitled The Necessity of Atheism.

In 1811 he met and eloped to Edinburgh with Harriet ...

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I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

Love's Philosophy

The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion;


Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill
Which severs those it should unite;
Let us remain together still,
Then it will be good night.

A Lament

O World! O Life! O Time!
On whose last steps I climb,
Trembling at that where I had stood before;
When will return the glory of your prime?

Ode To The West Wind


O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being,
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead

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11 November 2014

Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.

11 November 2014

A poet, as he is the author to others of the highest wisdom, pleasure, virtue, and glory, so he ought personally to be the happiest, the best, the wisest, and the most illustrious of men.

11 November 2014

Their errors have been weighed and found to have been dust in the balance; if their sins were as scarlet, they are now white as snow: they have been washed in the blood of the mediator and the redeemer, Time.

11 November 2014

A story of particular facts is a mirror which obscures and distorts that which should be beautiful; poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which it distorts.

11 November 2014

Yes, marriage is hateful, detestable. A kind of ineffable, sickening disgust seizes my mind when I think of this most despotic, most unrequited fetter which prejudice has forged to confine its energies.


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Patricia 24 January 2020

What a load of crap. If he had something real to say, he could have said it in just one or two paragraphs. To long

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Dharmendra kumar 05 February 2019

Pome hind a lament

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Mahtab Bangalee 20 January 2019

ADONAIS Percy Bysshe Shelley was in the imperishable world of POEM

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Prabir Gayen 14 December 2018

Perfect singing God........

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Solomon Senxer 20 October 2018

Who would not admire a great poet like Percy Bysshe Shelley! ! !

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Ashirbani 30 June 2018

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alishba shakeel 24 April 2018

i need to now what Percy Shelley poems are and the facts about here

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Chacha 06 February 2018

Beautiful really

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Robert Graden 28 November 2017

I have schizophrenia and have difficulty expressing feeling. Whatever emotional problems Shelley might've had, this little poem speaks and sings for me! I wish I had written it. But as it is, here it stands, waiting for the reader to come to it and read it aloud to musical accompaniment. I do not condemn Shelley or his life, and neither should anybody else. Thank you.

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Michael Morgan 10 August 2016

Mark Twain was right. Shelley had the bad habit of deserting his consorts and leaving them pregnant or burdened with his children. He also had the bad habit of borrowing money he never intended to pay back. He was probably a bit of a laudanum addict, accounting for his hallucinations. He was thoroughly capable of lying, dissembling and pitching a fit. Reality sometimes seems to have escaped him. He sounds to have had a personality disorder. His father disowned him. Had he survived, he could probably have been charged with manslaughter in the drowning death of his friend Williams. His death probably prevented a divorce from his wife, in that relatively divorceless age.His under-the-table immorality made his friend, the noisier Byron seem like a model of integrity. Alas, he was not at all a better poet than the Byron of Don Juan, but he is a supreme and curiously unsentimental lyricist. Sorry- Promethius Unbound is boring, by stretches.

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Sayeed Abubakar 21 December 2015

A great revolutionary poet and a poet of love and passion.

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Sagnik Chakraborty 18 September 2014

Percy Bysshe Shelley is the reason why I started writing poetry, why I began loving and living verse. Audacious, uncompromising and beautifully lyrical, he is the one of the most profound and versatile poets in the English language, perhaps THE greatest of English literature. For all the intellectual persecution he faced in his lifetime for his radical beliefs and ideals, his works have transcended ages and will, in the future, continue to enchant Mankind and infuse men with their sonorousness, felicity and deep philosophy. The Greatest Romantic of Them All!

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Zhush Pizon, Jr. 11 March 2014

please help me to criticize the ozymandias poem using the historical approach?

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Zhush Pizon, Jr. 11 March 2014

Please help me criticizing this poem using the historical approach..

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Zhush Pizon, Jr. 11 March 2014

May i ask anyone about the ways on how to criticize this poem using the historical approach and do Mr. Percy Bysshe Shelly come up with this idea?

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Tabby Sampson 31 July 2013

i love your poem...........

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Vineet Chhikara 27 May 2013

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Thaddeus Dugan 07 October 2012

percy shelly is the greatest poet of all time. His choice of words and the metaphors portrayed are fantastic. If you really want to read some of his greatest thoughts then read his fragments on this page

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Tony Walton 27 August 2012

Shelley, though largely unacknowledged then and now, is one of the greats. A better poet than Byron and far more prolific and wide-ranging and imaginative than John Keats, for all his loveliness. Please read my poem 'Seashells From The Seashore' about him and his struggle for recognition.

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