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Shelley, Percy Bysshe

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A nineteenth-century English poet; one of the leaders of romanticism. His poems include “To a Skylark,” “Ode to the West Wind,” and “Ozymandias.” Like John Keats, he died at an early age.

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Shelley's second wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, wrote Frankenstein.

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