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300 words of personal interpretative notes explain a reader response to Shelley's "Defense of Poetry."

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I infer that "A Defence of Poetry" by Percy Shelley conveys some compelling reasons for engaging in poetry, especially citing "reason and imagination" as important ones.

In addition to citing Greek ideologies to justify poetry's merits, the writer also aligns poetry to "the origin of man. Man is an instrument over which a series of external and internal impressions are driven, like the alternations of an ever-changing wind over an Æolian lyre, which move it by their motion to ever-changing melody." This alignment of poetry to music and natural harmonies is quite aesthetically pleasing.

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