England in 1819 by Percy Shelley


Percy Shelley wrote the poem "England in 1819" to express how England was on the verge of "mental explosion". Shelley used imagery throughout his poem to give other readers an idea of how destructive England was becoming as a country. Shelley also excercised romanticism as he expressed his anger towards current politics and how the citizens of England were so wrongly done. The level of expression also helped many others to see the whole injustice system.

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  • Alfred Clint

Image Date: 

circa. 1819