A Serpent-Face Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

A Serpent-Face

Rating: 2.9

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

Adeeb Alfateh 16 June 2019

great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Robert Murray Smith 16 June 2018

Hardly a poem worth posting.

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Mahtab Bangalee 16 June 2019

withered face venomous face! amazing

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Kumarmani Mahakul 16 June 2019

Brief but beautiful. Short but meanigful.

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Savita Tyagi 16 June 2018

Much is said about some mean old man in just a line.

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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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