Ode to the West Wind by Percy Shelley

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On August 4, 1792 the world was unknowingly introduced to a future poet. He is the eldest son of Timothy and Elizabeth Shelley. He had one brother and four sisters. He grew up in the village Broadbridge Heath. He learned to fish and hunt in the meadows surrounding his home. He ran through the fields with his cousin and good friend Thomas Medwin. Percy’s parents were Timothy Shelley he was a squire and member of Parliament, and Elizabeth Shelley. Percy Shelley began gracing the world by age 10 and continued using his extensive expencence to write poetry, thereafter (“On August 4, 1792, Peel Percy Bysshe was born near”). At the age of 10 he studied at Syon House Academy. Percy attended Eton College for six years he beginning in 1804. He went to Oxford University. When he was at Eton he began to write poetry. His first publication was a Gothic novel, Zastrozzi. The same year Shelley and Thomas Jefferson Hogg published “Posthumous Fragments of Margaret Nicholson” (On August 4, 1792, Peel Percy Bysshe was born near”). At the age of nineteen Percy Shelley eloped in Scotland with sixteen year old Harriet Westbrook. He moved to Lake District of England to study. Years later he published his first long poem, Queen Mob: A Philosophical Poem. Shelley was in love with Goodwill and Mary Wollstonecraft’s daughter, Mary, and in 1814 they eloped to Europe. He was one of the epic poets of the 19th century. He the best known for classic anthology verse works such as Ode to the West Wind and
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