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Shelley’s poem Love’s Philosophy

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The fountains mingle with the river,

And the rivers with the ocean;

The winds of heaven mix forever

With a sweet emotion;

Nothing in the world is single;

All things by a law divine

In another's being mingle--

Why not I with thine?


See, the mountains kiss high heaven,

And the waves clasp one another;

No sister flower could be forgiven

If it disdained its brother;

And the sunlight clasps the earth,

And the moonbeams kiss the sea;--

What are all these kissings worth,

If thou kiss not me?


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Type of Poem = a short 'rhetorical' piece consisting of just two stanzas of eight lines.

Rhyme Scheme = ABAB CDCD

Meter = variable.

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