Adonais

Adonais

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets of the English language. He received his early education at home, tutored by Reverend Evan Edwards of Warnham. In 1802, he entered the Syon House Academy of Brentford. He was routinely bullied while he was there, both because of his "girlish" appearance and his family's aristocratic ties. Shelley's unconventional life and uncompromising idealism, combined with his strong skeptical voice, made him a notorious and much denigrated figure during his life. Distracted by political events, he visited Ireland in order to engage in radical pamphleteering where he wrote the Address to the Irish People. His activities earned him the unfavourable attention of the British government. His first publication was a Gothic novel, Zastrozzi (1810). He is most famous for such anthology pieces as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind (1819) and To a Skylark (1820). His major works were long visionary poems including Alastor (1815), The Revolt of Islam (1817) and Adonais (1821).

Title:Adonais
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781435316782
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    Adonais Reviews

  • Sean Barrs

    Keats died. Shelley wrote this poem as recognition of the man’s talent. But the poem transcends the simple surfaces of its creation. Keats is the poet in question, though Shelley addresses a sense o...

  • Roxana

    اگر من بمیرم و دوستام برام همچین مرثیه‌ای ننویسن تا ابد و ابد haunt شون میکنم تا یاد بگیرن این تو بمیری از اون تو ...

  • Sarah

    IXOh, weep for Adonais!-- The quick Dreams, The passion-winged Ministers of thought,Who were his flocks, whom near the living streamsOf his young spirit he fed, and whom he taught The love which was i...

  • Issa

    مرثية رعوية في الشاعر الإنجليزي جون كيتس .. أعجبني هذا المقطع تحديدا : XXVI "Stay yet awhile! speak to me once again; Kiss me, so long but as a...

  • Lnaz Izd

    "Where wert thou, mighty Mother, when he lay, When thy Son lay, pierc'd by the shaft which flies In darkness?"" He will awake no more, oh, never more! Within the twilight chamber spreads apace The sh...

  • Eadweard

    The One remains, the many change and pass;Heaven's light forever shines, Earth's shadows fly;Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass,Stains the white radiance of Eternity,Until Death tramples it to f...

  • Arisarah

    "lost angel of a ruined paradise!"...

  • John Yelverton

    It's a beautiful poem, albeit a bit long and a bit rambling in places. It's easy to see why Shelley is considered a master of the craft of poetry....

  • Freddie

    Maybe it's because I was half-awake while reading it, but this has to be one of the hardest pieces of literature I've read yet. The vocabulary isn't that bad, albeit with archaic variations. I read a ...

  • Meri

    This is a masterpiece and a half. It was so moving to read Shelley's lament of the passing of the poet John Keats. Considering how young he died, it was filled with despair at losing a light so soon, ...