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  • The "loving anachronism" Steven Jones's happy phraseof reading Shelley with and against historical moments and political crises that are irreducibly unique and particular, "incommensurable" (Jones again), confirms those lines in Adonais (stanza 46) about the "fire" outliving the "parent spark."

    Scrivener, Introduction

  • Both Prometheus Unbound and Shelley's attack on the Quarterly reviewers in Adonais can be read as at once critiquing and participating in the mutually empowering and mutually circumscribing antagonisms of paranoid rhetoric.

    Paranoid Politics: Shelley and the _Quarterly Review_

  • Add the typical - s ending of Greek and you get "Adonais" or "Adonis".

    Losts in Translation

  • Sussex thus owns not only the poet of "Adonais," but the friend who rescued his heart from the flames that consumed his body on the shores of the Gulf, and bearing it to Rome placed over its resting place in the Protestant cemetery the words from the _Tempest_ (his own happy choice): --

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • Shelley seems to have invented the name 'Adonais' (standing for 'Keats') on analogy with 'Adonis.'

    A History of English Literature

  • Read 'Adonais' last and include in your report an outline of it in a dozen or two sentences, with references to stanza numbers.

    A History of English Literature

  • Meanwhile we can say of them, as Shelley, himself the victim of a similar disaster, says of his friend Keats in "Adonais": --

    The Loss of the S. S. Titanic Its Story and Its Lessons

  • The veil of thaumaturgy which shrouded the Orient, while not removed, was rent in twain, and for the first time in history, man had a clear vision of the world about him -- "had gazed on Nature's naked loveliness" ( "Adonais") unabashed and unaffrighted by the supernatural powers about him.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

  • Shortly after Keats's death appeared one of the most beautiful of Shelley's longer poems -- "Adonais," written as an elegy on the death of Keats:

    A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Volume Two (of Three)

  • "Adonais" or the beautiful "Ode to the West Wind," would alone have perpetuated his name in English letters.

    A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Volume Two (of Three)

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