Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Cloud by P.B. Shelley, a brief critical study

It is the story of the great poet from the Age of Nature,Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). He studied in Oxford but expelled from the university for his revolutionary anti-political pamphlets. He married two times; when his first marriage is a painful experience that ended in the suicide of his wife in 1816. Later he married with Mary Shelley, the writer of the great horror novel Frankenstein.
Shelly and Keats are very close friends and when Keats died in 1821 in Rome in young age of 25; in the lament of his dearest friend's loss Shelly wrote the famous elegiac poetry Adonies, in the same year.

About this very title: The Cloud (1821), is a great lyrical piece that has sweet high notes of musical quality. When we go through the lines of this poem, it sounds like we listening a Country Folk.

By the way there is a digital version of this poem. Created by me which u can discover in:; here is the link:

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