Platonism in Shelley's poetry

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Ida Kerns (Creator)
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Abstract: In Shelley's poetry the influence of Plato is evident. In many instances one can detect a striking similarity between the two writers. For example, both in their writing resorted to the use of myths, allegories, symbolism, imagery, and the use of vague, abstract terms. Each resembles the other in his theory of Ideas, Beauty, Love, God, death, immortality and pre-existence. Then, too, their ideas of marriage, freedom, and wealth are somewhat alike. In order, however, to understand these likenesses in their entirety, one must know something of the life and early environment of both Plato and Shelley.

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Language: English
Date: 1929
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, $d 1792-1822 $x Criticism and interpretation

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