Compare and Contrast

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Comparison of “To a Skylark” and “Ode to a Nightingale” In “To a Skylark”, by Percy Shelley, the speaker is addressing a skylark. The first footnote mentions that the “European skylark is a small bird that sings only in flight, often when it is too high to be visible.” (765) The speaker goes on to describe the skylark as “That from heaven, or near it/ Pourest they full heart/ In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.” (765) He calls the bird “blithe spirit” because he hears the song from above and imagines it from heaven or near it. Shelley uses many similes in this poem. In line 35 he writes, “Like a Poet hidden/In the light of thought/Singing hymns unbidden/ Till the world is wrought/To sympathy with hopes and fears it heeded not:” (766) He compares the skylark to a poet, then goes on to compare the skylark to a “highborn maiden/In a palace tower/ soothing her love-laden/ Soul in secret hour/ With music as sweet as love-which overflows her bower:” (766) A maiden is sometimes described as “Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused” (Dictionary.com) When he compares the skylark to a maiden, he is describing something so pure, so beautiful that it has never been tainted. He next c Continue...


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While humans dwell on the past and regret a lot of it, the bird is always sincere in its happiness that it feels when it sings. (850) He wonders what it would be like to be bead. The last stanza in this poem sums up all of the speaker's feelings. The female glow-worm emits light from some abdominal sections. At first he thinks he can join the bird through the oblivion of alcohol but later rejects that idea and wants to join the bird through "on the viewless wings of Poesy. The mood in this poem compared to "To a Skylark is as different as night and day. Neither can be seen by the speaker but both can be heard. The five-line stanzas of "To a Skylark" follow the same pattern. The first seven and last two lines of each stanza are written in iambic pentameter and the eighth line of each stanza is written in trimeter. Shelley also compares the skylark to " a rose embowered In its own green leaves- By warm winds deflowered- Till the scent it gives Makes faint with too much sweet those heavy-winged thieves. (766) The rose is encased in green leaves until the wind blows them open. The rose is beautiful when it is open from the leaves so it can be seen and the skylark makes no noise unless it is in flight, and the skylark is considered most beautiful when it is singing. "I have been half in love with easeful death Call'd him soft names in many a mused rhyme. In the first stanza, the speaker starts off by talking about his heartache. They are both beautiful birds that can express themselves through their joyous song.

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