• Gap Year
    In Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”, the speaker presents us the “wild west 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...
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  • Explain P. B. Shelley's Statement That "Poets Are the Unacknowledged Legislators of the World", with Reference to His Poetry.
    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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  • Ap World Final Study Guide
    . Sanskrit: an ancient Indic language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian languages are derived. Brahma: the creator god in later Hinduism, who forms a triad with Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer. Buddhism: a...
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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...
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  • Causes and Consequences of World War I
    This created two fronts and divided europe into two camps which competed against each other in befriending other nations and building there military arsenal. 4. Militarism Race for armament began after french revolution. Defeat of napolean led to new arms race again between germany, france,russia...
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  • "Ode to the West Wind"-Percy Bysshe Shelly
    a strong contrast to the colors of the fourth line of the poem 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...
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  • Critical appreciation of the poem ‘Ode to the West Wind ‘.
    nature and finds in it various symbolic meanings to suit the purpose of the poem. The West Wind drives the last signs of life from the trees and also scatters the seeds which will come to life in spring. In this way the Wind appears to the poet as a destroyer of the old order and a preserver of the new...
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  • English Literature
    ode to the west wind long 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...
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  • Ode to the West Wind, First Stanza Analysis
    and fragile and are lying in their graves like corpses. Shelley, in this poem, is calling the West Wind "Destroyer and preserver". It destroys the old leaves and preserves the new seeds (of hope of a better life) by preserving (planting) them underground. He sees hope in the upcoming "azure...
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    trees and also helps to rejuvenate the world by allowing the seeds to grow in the spring. In this way the West Wind acts as a destroyer and preserver. Shelley says, “Wild spirit, which art moving everywhere;/ Destroyer and preserver; hear, oh, hear!" Actually the West Wind acts as a driving force for...
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  • It Happen in India
    the family business as it looked like the family members were preservers than entrepreneurs. They were obsessed about financial status that it looked like accountants were running the show.  He considers himself  as creator and destroyer of businesses rather than preserver of businesses. Failures...
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  • A Written Report of Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”
    feed in air) With living hues and odours plain and hill: Wild Spirit, which art moving everywhere; Destroyer and Preserver; hear, O hear! II Thou on whose stream, ‘mid the steep sky’s commotion, Loose clouds like Earth’s decaying leaves are shed, Shook from the tangled boughs of Heaven and...
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  • Ode to the West Wind versus Life Will - final version
    West Wind" personifies the west wind both as a "Destroyer" and a "Preserver". It is seen as a great power of nature that destroys in order to create, that kills the unhealthy and the decaying to make way for the new and the fresh. In "Life Will", Elshabby introduces the wind as a link between...
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  • Ode to the West Wind
    “Ode to the West Wind” Summary The speaker invokes the “wild 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...
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  • Percy Shelly: A Natural Poet
    of thy strength, only less free Than thou, O Uncontrollable!” (43-47). It is clear freedom is important to the speaker of this poem, however he desires to be carried at the mercy of the Wind. Furthermore, as a way of invoking the West Wind, he illustrates its power as both a “destroyer and preserver...
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  • Ode to the West Wind
    over plain land and hills as soon as Zephyr, ‘azure sister’ of the Spring spreads its vivifying influence over nature. The poet then calls this wild spirit, ‘Destroyer and preserver’ as it destroys decayed leaves and preserves the seeds by driving them underground. It destroys only to create the new...
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  • Poetr
    to see his role both the destroyer and preserver of his heritage. / How the poet is destroyer and preserver? Is Heaney a destroyer and preserver? He is a destroyer of his Irish language by writing using the English language. The Irish have their language, but by insisting that this language is not...
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  • Romanticism Analysis
    destroyer and preserver. West Wind Blows leaves off tree only to cover up seeds to allow them to grow. Spring Wind “Ozymandias”- Shelley (782) Traveler tells story of irony that he witnesses in the desert. A broken statue that has inscribed king of kings, look on my works, but in reality there is...
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    Shelley considers nature to be both “destroyer and preserver”. He regards nature as a preacher, teacher, father and healing power, while Byron in he “Don Juan” shows that Juan con not get rid of his mental problem even after going close contact with nature. Anyway his love of nature leads him to hear...
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  • Ode of the West Wind
    blue skies it brings. Shelley has deliberately referred to this wind as female to infer a maternal 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...
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