Mont Blanc, Percy Shelley

Mont blanc, written by Percy Shelley is a moving piece that describes nature much like other works of his famous romanticism style poetry. From the very start Shelley begins by describing a vast universe in such a grand scheme as “The everlasting universe of things Flows through the mind, and rolls its rapid waves, Now dark-now glittering-now reflecting gloom”  (Shelley 871).   The grand language that Shelley utilizes could be seen as possibly an arrogance or a strength of nature, these thoughts in general may be influenced by his age, being only twenty four when writing this poem. Relating back to the discussion over Tintern Abbey when we described youth as an arrogance and recklessness, age can bring wisdom and temperament such as in Tintern Abbey when Wordsworth is reflecting on his former youth.


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