This poem is about the feelings of the speaker’s inability to the people those who are in England because he stays in Italy so he decides to write a poem through which he expresses the hope and whoever reads his poem will get an inspiration so he uses the “wind” as the medium of “hope”.
And this poem is critically analyzed by the wind’s qualities and the relationship between the author and the wind.
Second, the speaker extols the wind is spread through clouds the way dead leaves float in a stream.
Leaves walk out from the branches of trees and these clouds walk out from the “branches” of the sky and the sea which joins together like “angels of rain and lightning” to create clouds and weather systems.
During the vacation time, ancient Romans come to Bride’s bay to spend their leisure time and it’s their holiday spot as well but the west wind has woken the Mediterranean Sea and also making the sea jerk.
In addition, sea used to compare with “woman” but here Shelley compares the with the man. During the summertime, everyone feels sleepy so the Mediterranean has seen in his dreams the old palaces and towers along with Baiae’bay those places are now overgrown with plants so that they have become overwhelming.
Thou For whose path the Atlantic’s level powers Cleave themselves into chasms, while far below The sea-blooms and the oozy woods which wear The sapless foliage of the ocean, know Thy voice, and suddenly grow gray with fear, And tremble and despoil themselves: oh hear! A heavy weight of hours has chain’d and bow’d One too like thee: tameless, and swift, and proud.
IVIf I were a dead leaf thou mightest bear; If I were a swift cloud to fly with thee; A wave to pant beneath thy power, and share The impulse of thy strength, only less free Than thou, O uncontrollable! VMake me thy lyre, even as the forest is: What if my leaves are falling like its own! Drive my dead thoughts over the universe Like wither’d leaves to quicken a new birth!
Eventually, a tree has both fresh and dead leaves but here the wind sweeps away only the dead leaves.
Generally, a dead leaf looks in black or brown in color but here very strangely those dead leaves are in yellow, pale and hectic red color.