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    Shelley seems to have incarnated the spirit of...

    Shelley seems to have incarnated the spirit of the Revolution. He had no brothers to check his tastes and impulses; was lonely at a private school, but at Eton, where he already defied tyrants, (boys...
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    PROMETHEUS: I see the curse on gestures proud...

    PROMETHEUS:

    I see the curse on gestures proud and cold,
    And looks of firm defiance, and calm hate,
    And such despair as mocks itself with smiles,
    Written as on a scroll: yet speak! Oh,...
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    PROMETHEUS: Venerable mother! All else who...

    PROMETHEUS:
    Venerable mother!
    All else who live and suffer take from thee
    Some comfort; flowers, and fruits, and happy sounds,
    And love, though fleeting; these may not be mine.
    But mine own...
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    I remember when reading Shakespeare's Sonnets for...

    I remember when reading Shakespeare's Sonnets for the first time. It was an English summer at a country pub in Hertfordshire. I sat outside, very much on my own, and drank in both the beauty of the...
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    PROMETHEUS: I hear a sound of voices: not...

    PROMETHEUS:

    I hear a sound of voices: not the voice
    Which I gave forth. Mother, thy sons and thou
    Scorn him, without whose all-enduring will
    Beneath the fierce omnipotence of Jove,
    Both...
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    Thanks Ecurb. I can see the point you made...

    Thanks Ecurb.

    I can see the point you made about possible dual meanings in the use of "mock" in the Ozymandias poem. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Like yourself, I've read some of Shelley's...
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    The more that I read Shelley, the more becomes...

    The more that I read Shelley, the more becomes the impression that he is a poet of hope; and although he has been accused of being intangible and unearthly, he is so only in the sense in which the...
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    FIRST VOICE (FROM THE MOUNTAINS): Thrice three...

    FIRST VOICE (FROM THE MOUNTAINS):
    Thrice three hundred thousand years
    O'er the Earthquake's couch we stood:
    Oft, as men convulsed with fears,
    We trembled in our multitude.

    SECOND VOICE...
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    No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure. I...

    No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
    I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
    I ask yon Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
    Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
    Heaven's...
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    Entities Involved: PROMETHEUS. DEMOGORGON....

    Entities Involved:
    PROMETHEUS. DEMOGORGON. JUPITER. THE EARTH. OCEAN. APOLLO. MERCURY. OCEANIDES: ASIA, PANTHEA, IONE. HERCULES. THE PHANTASM OF JUPITER. THE SPIRIT OF THE EARTH. THE SPIRIT OF THE...
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    Dear Danik Brilliant. I have never read this...

    Dear Danik

    Brilliant. I have never read this Goethe piece before. The imagery, the finality of mortal existence so poignantly expressed. Thank you so much.

    Best wishes
    M.
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    Prometheus Unbound. The "Prometheus Unbound"...

    Prometheus Unbound.

    The "Prometheus Unbound" of Aeschylus supposed the reconciliation of Jupiter with his victim as the price of the disclosure of the danger threatened to his empire by the...
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    Shelley’s writings are of such an individual and...

    Shelley’s writings are of such an individual and original kind, that he can neither be hidden in the shade, nor lost in the brightness, of any other poet. No idea of his works could be conveyed by...
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    Hi Tailor Thanks for your response. You...

    Hi Tailor

    Thanks for your response. You mention a poem to outlast empires that I likewise appreciate a lot.

    “I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs...
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    Poetry and Imagination.

    Poetry and Imagination.

    To examine this concept, I would like to examine some of the acknowledged great poets; and I thought it useful to start with Shelly.

    Here is a small, but well-known...
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