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A Serpent-Face

Rating: 2.9

His face was like a snake's -- wrinkled and loose
And withered--

Mahtab Bangalee 16 June 2020

in the silent bush serpent lives with withered eyes tongue flipping to food

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While 'wrinkled and loose And withered ' shows a pathetic condition 'A face like a snakes'denotes a furious and venemous appearence

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Chinedu Dike 16 June 2020

A concise and witty bit of verse written with intensity of thought. His poem 'Ozymandias' is arguably the best poem of all time.

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Dr Antony Theodore 16 June 2020

Snake's face as the expression of the inner state of mind. very fine poem. short and sweet. tony

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Savita Tyagi 16 June 2020

I wonder if the face gave away those deeply hidden ill emotions too, for the grasping of which the poets are so famous. That is what makes this poem great in its brevity.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 16 June 2019

Just like a formula in mathematics with lot of hidden elaboration. A great classic, ideal of brevity.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 16 June 2019

One of the best short poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley..........

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Kumarmani Mahakul 16 June 2019

Brief but beautiful. Short but meanigful.

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Dr Antony Theodore 16 June 2019

very nice poem. short.. and meaningful. tony

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Sy Wong. 16 June 2019

When old we are most likely compared to a fox or a snake. Shrewd..or shrew.

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