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Percy Bysshe Shelley
Transcript of Percy Bysshe Shelley
- Born on August 4, 1792
- He drowned in a storm while sailing in Italy in 1822
at the age of 22
- He moved to Livorno and also died there How did he become a poet? Fun Facts - He was married to Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) (his second wife).
- He had 5 children in total with 2 women.
- He was a very strict vegentarian.
- All of his writings were writen within the four years before he died. Citations http://www.biography.com/people/percy-bysshe-shelley-9481527 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?
No more -Oh, never more!
Out of the day and night
A joy has taken flight:
Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar (R)
Move my faint heart with grief, but with delight
No more -Oh, never more! (A) Facts about Percy Shelley http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-lament/ http://www.shmoop.com/percy-bysshe-shelley/timeline.html No, Music, thou art not the 'food of Love.' (M)
Unless Love feeds upon its own sweet self,
Till it becomes all Music murmurs of. (P) Another Fragment to Music Good Night Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill (O)
Which severs those it should unite;
Let us remain together still,
Then it will be a good night.
How can I call he lone night good,
Though thy sweet wishes wing its flight? (P)
Be it not said, thuoght, understood --
Then it will be -- good night.
To hearts which near each other move (P)
From evening close to morning light,
The night is good; because, my love,
They never say good-night. http://www.poemhunter.com/i/ebooks/pdf/percy_bysshe_shelley_2004_9.pdf http://www.neuroticpoets.com/shelley/ (lyirc poem)
repetition, true rhyme, alliteration (lyric poem)
personification, metaphor (lyric poem)
personification, onomatopoeia http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Percy_Bysshe_Shelley_by_Alfred_Clint_crop.jpg/225px-Percy_Bysshe_Shelley_by_Alfred_Clint_crop.jpg http://percybyssheshelley.weebly.com/interesting-facts.html In 1811 Percy Shelley wrote The Necessity of Atheism and he distributed it to bishops and
heads of colleges. He sent one to a poetry professor. The professor took Shelley's poetry to the University College master. This was the beginning of his poetry career.