. . . Corso curls up near Shelley,
with Keats a neighbor.
They lie in wait for lightning to bloom
on a cloud, for thunder to shake… 41 more words
The British Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) wrote his celebrated essay, A Defence of Poetry, in 1821. It was published posthumously in 1840. It is not difficult to perceive in the tone and content of Shelley’s eloquent and passionate thesis, a reflection of the civic values of the French Revolution (Liberty, Equality and Fraternity) which so fired the imagination of the Romantic poets in England. 362 more words