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Percy Shelley: Poems Lesson Plan

Introduction to Percy Shelley: Poems

Percy Shelley was one of the major players in the Romanticist movement, and his poems are widely considered to be some of the finest examples of lyric and epic poetry. Though Shelley did not enjoy fame or popular acclaim during his lifetime, his work is now well regarded for its literary and poetic elements as well as its radicalism. His advanced political and social thought (as expressed in his poems) was considered to be far ahead of its time, and some critics credit it with influencing the Chartist movement in England, Karl Marx, Leo Tolstoy, and even Mahatma Gandhi. He also became an idol among several later generations of poets, including Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite poets Robert...

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