Percy Shelley: Poems

what is the compare and contrast with ode to a sky lark with west wind

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The poems are similar in that they both celebrate nature, something Shelley compares to the limited life we are afforded here on earth. In "West Wind," the wind is a natural force that allows the leaves to travel before their ultimate death. The wind is powerful and provides a sort of freedom.

In comparison, "Ode to a Skylark," is tribute to communication. The bird has a song, and the listener believes the song hold the secrets. He thinks the keys to nature can be found in the song of the skylark. It's about listening and paying attention to the things nature has to teach us.

Both poems speak to the mysteries of nature and man's quest for understanding.