Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was an English Romantic poet, dramatist, essayist, and novelist. Shelley wrote and published consistently however most publishers and journals refused to publish his works for fear of being arrested for blasphemy or sedition. His works were highly influential to the following generation of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite poets and continued to inspire contemporary poets to this day. Source

Love's Philosophy

The fountains mingle with the river

   And the rivers with the ocean,

The winds of heaven mix for ever

   With a sweet emotion;

Nothing in the world is single;

   All things by a law divine

In one spirit meet and mingle.

   Why not I with thine?—

 

See the mountains kiss high heaven

   And the waves clasp one another;

No sister-flower would be forgiven

   If it disdained its brother;

And the sunlight clasps the earth

   And the moonbeams kiss the sea:

What is all this sweet work worth

   If thou kiss not me?

Published:

1819

Length:

Shorty

Literary Movements:

Romanticism

Anthology Years:

2023

Themes:

Love & Relationships

Literary Devices:

Imagery

visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work

Personification

the attribution of human qualities to a non-human thing

Rhetorical Question

a question asked for effect, not necessarily to be answered