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Religious Mythmaking in Shelley's "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty"

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In this examination of the English Romantic poet P. B. Shelley, Spencer Hall takes a new direction into the critical review of this work. Whereas traditional thought expresses a metaphysical belief or revelation in regards to Shelley's Power myth, Hall provides a new perspective of deep-seated skepticism. By focusing on the function of the poem rather than a symbolic meaning, Hall seeks to show that the myth is a subjective attribute of human experience rather than supernatural and should be taken as a metaphor used in a variety of ways.

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