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THE CLOUD by P B Shelley Questions and Answers Class Notes Question: What is a myth? Describe the birth and activities of the cloud to show that Shelley had made the Poem a nature myth. Answer: A myth is an imaginary story that deals with gods and Goddesses or natural events as living entities. “The Cloud is a nature myth of flawless beauty”, says A.C. Rickett. And Shelley has made it by personifying natural objects and phenomena. The Cloud is the daughter of Earth and Water are the nursling of the Sky. As a kind girl she gives showers to the thirsty flowers and cool shade to the leaves. She helps the buds bloom. She lashes the earth with hailstorms the thunder. Other natural elements are also personified. Mother-earth dances about the sun. Flowers feel thirst; leaves dream and buds rest. Winds and sunbeams build blue dome. This art of personification has made The Cloud a nature myth. But Shelly here blends scientific truth poetically. Hence, as a nature-myth The Cloud differs from traditional myths.



THE CLOUD by P B Shelley- Top Questions and Answers Class Notes:

Question:
What is a myth? Describe the birth and activities of the cloud to show that Shelley had made the Poem a nature myth.
Answer:
A myth is an imaginary story that deals with gods and Goddesses or natural events as living entities.
          “The Cloud is a nature myth of flawless beauty”, says A.C. Rickett. And Shelley has made it by personifying natural objects and phenomena. The Cloud is the daughter of Earth and Water are the nursling of the Sky. As a kind girl she gives showers to the thirsty flowers and cool shade to the leaves. She helps the buds bloom. She lashes the earth with hailstorms the thunder. Other natural elements are also personified. Mother-earth dances about the sun. Flowers feel thirst; leaves dream and buds rest. Winds and sunbeams build blue dome.
          This art of personification has made The Cloud a nature myth. But Shelly here blends scientific truth poetically. Hence, as a nature-myth The Cloud differs from traditional myths.

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