Analysis Of The Hymn Of Apollo By Percy Bysshe Shelly

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The formalistic approach focuses on the construction and structure of the literary works; as formalisticapproach.weebly.com, (n.d.) mentions: “The formalistic approach to literature examines a text by its “organic form” –its setting, theme, scene, narrative, image and symbol. It is often referred as “a scientific approach to literature,” because it advocates methodical and systematic readings of texts”. In this case, the structure of poem titled the Hymn of Apollo has six stanzas with 6 six lines each, about the lines, the number of syllables round between eight and eleven, being ten the most frequent number of syllables; in every single line the pattern of repetitions creates a meter of five feet known as pentameter. Each foot has an iambic …show more content…
Percy was a poet from the eighteen-nineteen Century; he was born on August 4th, 1792 in Sussex, England. He studied at the Eton College in 1804 and after six years he went to the Oxford University. Since his first publication he makes public his atheistic conviction, and for this reason he was excluded from Oxford; as www.poets.or, (n.d) indicates: “Shelley continued this prolific outpouring with more publications, including another pamphlet that he wrote and circulated with Hogg titled “The Necessity of Atheism," which got him expelled from Oxford after less than a year’s enrollment”. He was a controversial writer; one of his final works was a poem named Laon and Cythna (1817), the poem insulted the religious values because contained incest acts. He died on July 8th, 1822 in La Spezia, …show more content…
Apollo is sleeping, but suddenly it is time to wake up. The dawn wakes him up and the moon goes away. In the second stanza it is working time, now Apollo wakes up and climbs into the blue sky, with its power fills the Earth with bright and green energy, the natural process of life take place. Regarding the stanza number three, it is possible to imagine the power of the light, a feeling of security exists during the day time, no bad things will happen until the fears of the night came and the darkness takes control. Stanza number four talks about the influence of Apollo into the ground; Apollo gives life to flowers and rainbows as well he gives the color and the shade to Earth and Heaven. In stanza number five, it is sunset time. Now it is time to Apollo to walk down and culminate his work because the end of the day is here. Finally, in the last stanza, the persona gives a final impression about the control and the supremacy of Apollo. He gives all the harmony, light, and power to nature.
The principal message in the poem is to be aware of the power and beauty of nature. From my point of view, I feel joyful when reading the poem, it makes me feel grateful and hopeful, the poem emphasis on the magnificence and radiance of nature. About the strategies of the poet, it is essential to spot the use of imagery, this helps the reader imagine and feel the different elements inside the

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