"To a Skylark" Analytical Essay by Hepkitty

"To a Skylark"
An analysis of the literary style of Percy Shelley's poem, "To a Skylark".
# 49226 | 3,246 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 29, 2004 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses how Percy Shelley perhaps has one of the most interesting and puzzling styles of any of the Romantic poets. It examines how, to Shelley, poetry is language and how language has its limitations. It looks at how Shelley's poem, "To a Skylark", demonstrates his style of presenting a speaker who uses abstract images and ambiguous adjectives and how the major theme that Shelley's speaker attempts to reflect is poetry and song's powerful ability to affect readers. It also looks at how Shelley's speaker uses several stylistic devices in order to attempt to express this theme.

From the Paper:

"A good example of interesting style occurs in poetry. Because they are usually much shorter than other forms of literary work, poems almost always include words and phrases that carry several meanings. A basic and general, though not always applicable, definition of poetry is saying a lot using few words, thus the words used are very poignant and powerful. Although usually shorter then most other forms of literature, poems are by no means simple. The fact that poets usually aim to say a lot using few words can make poetry a very complex, incredibly ambiguous and many-sided type of writing. Furthermore, like any other form of literature, the style of the poetry varies according to the nature of the author and the point of the poem."

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