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Mutability

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Savannah Zuber

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of Mutability

Mutability We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
Night closes round, and they are lost for ever; Or like forgotten lyres, whose dissonant strings
Give various response to each varying blast,
To whose frail frame no second motion brings
One mood or modulation like the last. We rest. -- A dream has power to poison sleep;
We rise. -- One wandering thought pollutes the day;
We feel, conceive or reason, laugh or weep;
Embrace fond woe, or cast our cares away: It is the same!--For, be it joy or sorrow,
The path of its departure still is free Man's yesterday may ne'er be like his morrow;
Nought may endure but Mutability BACKGROUND As stated by Poets, Shelley was raised in a
wealthy home. He grew up with high
educational opportunities and many
pathways to success. His elite schooling
helped to influence his writing. THEMES IDEALISM Cochran describes this as a "naiive universe".
Shelley looks at things as the big picture, and
uses nature as his base to portray his imagery. INTELLECTUALITY Bagehot makes note that Shelley
makes grand objects subtle. He also states
that Shelley uses simple language that can be
viewed as impulsive. COMPARISON BYRON VS SHELLEY As Cochran states, each writers
work relates back to eachother.
They share similar ideas and styles
of writing. They are distinguishable
from eachother in the sense that
Byron completely rejects
idealis.
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