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An Analysis of Ode to the West Wind

An Analysis of Ode to the West Wind

Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind” appears more complex at first than it really is because the poem is structured much like a long, complex sentence in which the main clause does not appear until the last of five fourteen line sections. The poem’s main idea is held in suspension for 56 lines before the reader sees exactly what Shelley is saying to the west wind, and why he’s saying it. In the first four sections Shelley addresses the west wind in three different ways, each one evoking the wind’s power and beauty. And each section ends with Shelley asking the West Wind to “hear, oh hear!” The reader’s curiosity is therefore both aroused and suspended, because we know the west wind is supposed to “hear” something, but we aren’t told what the wind is suposed to hear or is supposed to do.

The first stanza develops the idea of the west wind’s effect on the autumn leaves. The associations we automatically make with autumn

The Ghost Of Hamlet In Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Throughout Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the Ghost of old Hamlet prods young Hamlet toward action and informs him of recent events which lead him to act either sporadically insane or sane, evidently, making those around him believe that he has completely gone mad. The purpose of this essay is to show through research and evidence that Shakespeare tried demonstrating to his audience that Hamlet was not insane for just any reason, but because he had recently made conversation with a ghost that happens to be his father. In fact, I believe that Hamlet was only acting insane in order to cover up his real reactions and feelings after knowing that Claudius murdered his father. However, there are many reasons and enough proof to say Hamlet lost his sanity toward the end of the play. During the Shakespearian Era, many people believed ghosts had different purposes and could have truly changed someone if they wanted to. Could Shakespeare have been influenced under these ideas or beliefs when we created Hamlet? Questions as such will arise as I explore this topic, but they will be answered as you …

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