Summary and Analysis In this poem Keats describes the season of Autumn.
The wind is thus a destroyer and a preserver. The west wind also sweeps along storm clouds. It is the death song of the year. With the night that closes the year will come rain, lightning, and hail; there will be storms in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
The poet pleads with the west wind to endow him with some of its power, for he feels depressed and helpless. If he were possessed of some of the power of the west wind, he would be inspired to write poetry which the world would read and by which it would be spiritually renewed, just as the renewal which is spring succeeds the dormancy of winter.
Analysis Shelley appended a note to the "Ode to the West Wind" when it appeared in the Prometheus Unbound volume in They began, as I foresaw, at sunset with a violent tempest of hail and rain, attended by that magnificent thunder and lightning peculiar to the Cisalpine regions.
The imagery of the poem suggests a natural phenomenon that is observed while it is taking place. Terza nina is a series of triplets with interlocking rhymes, aba, bcb, cdc, etc.
Shelley modified the pattern by ending each of the five sections of the poem with a climactic couplet. In keeping with his terza nina stanza, he concentrates on the effects of the west wind on three classes of objects: The combination of terza nina and the threefold effect of the west wind gives the poem a pleasing structural symmetry.
In the ode, Shelley, as in "To a Skylark" and "The Cloud," uses the poetic technique of myth, with which he had been working on a large scale in Prometheus Unbound in The west wind is a spirit, as is the skylark.
It possesses great powers and for this very reason Shelley can pray to it for what he feels he is deeply in need of. He falls "upon the thorns of life," he bleeds; a "heavy weight of hours has chained and bowed" him.
With Shelley, this direction was liberty and democracy. Unfortunately, readers seemed uninterested in his poetry, and democracy was not making progress in the Europe ofwhen he wrote the poem.
Shelley was profoundly discouraged, chained and bowed by a "heavy weight of hours. The poem ends optimistically: He is prone to be swept away by words, to be mastered by them, rather than to be a master of them.A first-person persona addresses the west wind in five stanzas.
It is strong and fearsome. In the first stanza, the wind blows the leaves of autumn. In the second stanza, the wind blows the clouds in the sky. In the third stanza, the wind blows across an island and the waves of the sea.
In the. Ode to Autumn by John Keats: Summary and Analysis In this poem Keats describes the season of Autumn. The ode is an address to the season. It is the season of the mist and in this season fruits is ripened on the collaboration with the Sun.
Autumn loads the vines with grapes. In “Ode to the West Wind,” autumn’s brilliant colors and violent winds emphasize the passionate, intense nature of the poet, while the decay and death inherent in the season suggest the sacrifice and martyrdom of the Christ-like poet.
Ode to Autumn by John Keats This poem that I am going to be focusing on is titled "Ode to Autumn", written by John Keats. This poem shows an aspect of the natural world and I am going to prove in detail how the techniques used by the poet made me think more deeply about the subject.
Ode to the West Wind is a poem addressed to the west wind. It is personified 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.
Shelley's 'Ode to the West Wind' Uploaded by Tnemucodo An essay examining the relationship between Shelley's use of imagery, and the questions of nature, death, mortality and humanity, politics, and religion present in "Ode to the West Wind".