• Explain P. B. Shelley's Statement That "Poets Are the Unacknowledged Legislators of the World", with Reference to His Poetry.
    recognizes the potential of 'Ausonius', the West Wind, to bring transformation in the society. He refers to the wind as the 'Destroyer' of all the negativity in the world and the 'Preserver' of all good and positive. He asks the West Wind to give him that power so that he can bring change in the society through...
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  • Gap Year
    wind” of autumn which scatters the dead leaves and spreads seeds so that they may be nurtured by the spring. The narrator asks the wind, a “destroyer and a preserver”, to listen to him. The speaker calls the wind the “dirge Of the dying year” and describes how it stirs up violent storms. Again he implores...
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  • Ap World Final Study Guide
    period of the stone age associated with the evolution of humans (Old Stone Age, and was a time of nomads and hunter gatherers) Neolithic Revolution: Agricultural Revolution in the New Stone Age Pastoralists: A way a life dependent on large herds of small and large stock (Africa and Central Asia) Hunter-Gatherers:...
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  • Critical appreciation of the poem ‘Ode to the West Wind ‘.
    It is not wrought and kneaded; it flows.” In ‘Ode to West Wind’, the poet begins his invocation in a buoyant mood. He looks upon the Wind as the destroyer of the present order and usherer of a new one. In the course of the poem, Shelley’s pessimism reaches its peak. He suddenly remembers his own plight: ...
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  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon Bonaparte or should I say the "Son of the Revolution", I believe was both a preserver and a destroyer of the French Revolution. In fact, "In a sense, Napoleon brought the revolution to an end in 1799, but he was also a child of the revolution" (Spielvogel 544, 1). Napoleon had helped the French...
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  • English Literature
    asnwer shelley writes this poem referring to the west wind as the preserver and the destroyer in the first 3 cantos and requests the west wind to spread his revolutionary words alnd reformist ideas to bring about change and revolutions all over the world as he doesnt have his original boyish strength...
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  • Causes and Consequences of World War I
    Causes 1.Nationalism It was an important factor in IR after the French revolution. It resulted in german and italian reunification. And contrastingly, led to the dissolution of the turkish empire and demands for independence in the balkans and other east european countries. The notion of being superior...
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  • "Ode to the West Wind"-Percy Bysshe Shelly
    that evoke death. The last line of this canto (‘Destroyer and Preserver’, l. 14) refers to the west wind. The west wind is considered the ‘Destroyer’ (l. 14) because it drives the last signs of life from the trees. He is also considered the ‘Preserver’ (l.14) for scattering the seeds which will come...
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  • Ode to the West Wind, First Stanza Analysis
    In Shelley's poem "Ode to the West Wind" His call of revolution and change is very strong. He portrays the deterioration of humanity and he invokes individuals to wake up. He also hopes for a millennial future, of a major transformation to the better. The poet believes that the society declined to its...
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  • assignment
    the downfall of an evil protagonist is not tragic (Macbeth would not qualify).  In Aristotelian tragedy, the action (or fable) generally involves revolution (unanticipated reversals of what is expected to occur) and discovery (in which the protagonists and audience learn something that had been hidden)...
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  • A Written Report of Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”
    Romantic Age which ran from 1798 to 1832. The most prominent features of the Romantic period were the reflected effects of the American and French Revolutions, as well as the growth of a new romantic stream in poetry, and the development of a strong sense of delight in the beauty of nature and the world...
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  • Poetr
    destructions. The mother land and virgin nature and the destruction by the colonizer for Heaney. For Wordsworth it was the destruction by the industrial revolution. Heaney had a poem in Wintering Out, we know that there are three volumes; The Death of The Naturalist, Door into the Dark, and Wintering Out. These...
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  • It Happen in India
    It Happened in India - Book Summary The story of Pantaloons, Big bazaar and Food bazaar, the stores which brought in a retail revolution so to speak, is something which any aspiring entrepreneur should not miss. To start with Who is Kishore Biyani - Born in 1961 to  a business family, was average...
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  • Ode to the West Wind
    the West Wind Published in 1820, P.B. Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind, is a poem which allegorizes the role of the poet as the voice of change and revolution. Shelley realizes that he cannot in actual life, rise to the height of imaginative perfection, which was his dream. But it is his bold optimism that...
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  • Ode to the West Wind
    West Wind” of autumn, which scatters the dead leaves and spreads seeds so that they may be nurtured by the spring, and asks that the wind, a “destroyer and preserver,” hear him. The speaker calls the wind the “dirge / Of the dying year,” and describes how it stirs up violent storms, and again implores it...
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  • Ode to the West Wind versus Life Will - final version
    wanted his message of reform and revolution spread, and the wind becomes the trope for spreading the word of change through the poet-prophet figure. The poem allegorizes the role of the poet as the voice of change and revolution. It discusses political change, revolution, and role of the poet. "Life Will"...
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  • Ode of the West Wind
    quality like that of mother earth, giver of life. The stanza ends with a rhyming couplet that brings back the duality of the wind; it is both destroyer and preserver. The second stanza is predominately concerned with the wind's effect on the sky and the violent storms that may be created. The clouds...
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  • Comparative Religion
    their devotion to three major Gods. The first is Brahma, who is believed to be the creator. The second is Vishnu, known as the preserver. Finally, there is Shiva, the destroyer. Hindus are said to believe in many more Gods and Goddesses along with these three major ones. Judaism, Christianity, Islam...
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  • Percy Shelly: A Natural Poet
    Shelly: A Natural Poet By the late 18th century, literature began to turn from classical conventions of the Enlightenment era. The long period of revolution and wars, stress and upheaval had produced doubts on the security of the age of reason. The hope and optimism of the 18th century started to dwindle...
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  • Romanticism Analysis
    all will be alright and he will move to heaven “London”- Blake Harsh conditions of England through the French Revolution The poem was published during the upheavals of the French Revolution, and the city of London was suffering political and social unrest, due to the marked social and working inequalities...
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