Percy Shelley, Myth-maker and Destroyer: "Mont Blanc," "Adonais," and The Defense of Poetry

  1. The Complex Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
    1. Noble Birth and Ignoble Departures
    2. Complicated Relationships
    3. Achievements
  1. "Mont Blanc" and the Romantic Sublime
    1. "A sound but half its own"
    2. "The secret strength of things / Which governs thought"
  1. Sublime Loss: "Adonais"
    1. Keats and Shelley
    2. "Adonais" and Adonis
    3. Eternity
  1. "The Hidden Beauty of the World": A Defense of Poetry
    1. "Poetry is indeed something divine." (701)
    2. "Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world." (705)