Questions tagged [percy-bysshe-shelley]

Questions related to the English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) and his work.

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Who is the 'one who had lifted it' in Shelley's sonnet about 'the painted veil'?

In Shelley's famous sonnet, which begins 'Lift not the painted veil', the "turn" is placed - unusually - in the seventh line. Lift not the painted veil which those who live Call Life: ...
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Is “Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought” a deliberate contradiction by Shelley?

Shelley was admiring the “profuse strains” of the “blithe spirit” and when he compares human songs with the skylark’s Waking or asleep, Thou of death must deem Things more true and deep Than we ...
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What does Shelley mean by “if we could scorn fear” in “To a Skylark”?

Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “To a Skylark” discusses human nature as compared to the “blithe spirit”. Shelley all throughout the poem is sure that Skylark was in joy, he was not in dilemma as Wordsworth ...