Ode to the west wind by Percy Shelly
This poem was composed in 1819 “in a wood that skirts the Arno, near Florence, and on a day when that tempestuous wind pour down the autumnal reigns”, like the author himself wrote.
Percy Shelly had the gift of turning poetry into music, and his language was highly figurative.
This poem is divided into five stanzas, which can be subdivided like this:
1) Stanzas 1, 2, 3 contain an evocation and a description of the wind;
2) Stanza 4 passes from the wind to the poet himself;
3) Stanza 5 passes from the poet to mankind in general.