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Andrew Stone.  Shelley is widely known as a liberal romantic poet  “England In 1819” expresses many of his liberal views and his discontent toward the.

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2  Shelley is widely known as a liberal romantic poet  “England In 1819” expresses many of his liberal views and his discontent toward the English government in 1819  The poem was written in 1819, 3 years before his death  Shelley attacks King George III and Parliament

3  Lines 1-6 An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king,-- Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow Through public scorn,--mud from a muddy spring,-- Rulers who neither see, nor feel, nor know, But leech-like to their fainting country cling, Till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow,-- King George III King George III The leeches sucking blood represent the government’s oppression of the people Selfish rulers that are blind to the condition of the people

4  Lines 7-10 A people starved and stabbed in the untilled field,-- An army, which liberticide and prey Makes as a two-edged sword to all who wield,-- Golden and sanguine laws which tempt and slay; “Liberticide” “Liberte`” - French for “liberty” “Cide” – Suffix for “killer” Pesticide – Pest Liberticide – Liberty “Liberticide” “Liberte`” - French for “liberty” “Cide” – Suffix for “killer” Pesticide – Pest Liberticide – Liberty “Two-edged sword to all who wield” – There can never be a winner in the battle between the starving people and the government, symbolized by the army Golden – Represents the temptation of wealth Sanguine – A brownish red color that symbolizes blood and represents and the slain liberty of the people Golden – Represents the temptation of wealth Sanguine – A brownish red color that symbolizes blood and represents and the slain liberty of the people

5  Lines Religion Christless, Godless--a book sealed; A Senate,--Time's worst statute unrepealed,-- Are graves, from which a glorious Phantom may Burst, to illumine our tempestous day. The Bible The Bible VOLTA Lines 1-10 focus on the government and what is happening at the time. Lines focus on Shelley’s reflection and personal opinion of the state of the government and a look into the future. Angry toward Senate and religion Hope that good (the “glorious Phantom”) may come in the future Why is “Phantom” capitalized?

6  Rhyme scheme  ABABABCDCDCCDD  Upside-down form of the classic Petrarchan sonnet form  Iambic Pentameter  Untraditional sonnet form represents the disorder of England at the time

7  Theme  Focuses on the disorder of the English government and the corruption of the monarchy  Speaks for the people living in poverty  Expresses Shelly’s hope for change in the future

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