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Shelley's poem To the Moon. Classic,  Romantic verse

Transcript of Video - To the Moon


Art thou pale for weariness

Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,

Wandering companionless

Among the stars that have a different birth, -

And ever changing, like a joyless eye

That finds no object worth its constancy?


Some insights, themes and ideas for interpretation



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19th-century poetry - briefly and at its best

Technical info’

Type of Poem = a short ‘meditative’ piece, really no more than a fragment, of six lines.

Rhyme Scheme = ABAB CC

Meter = variable: elements of trochaic trimeter and iambic pentameter but with an occasional extra syllable.

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