The Waning Moon by Percy Bysshe Shelley
"The Waning Moon" is a short poem written by Percy Bysshe Shelley. A waning moon is the lunar phase in which the moon isn't full, new, or a half moon and it's disappearing--going to a new moon instead of going to a full moo). Because of this, the moon is not a particular shape. Shelley describes the waning moon through this poem that is written as a simile. He says she's like a dying woman, white, shapeless, and fading.
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This poem is made up of only one stanza and has six lines. The lines are imperfectly rhymed as AABBCC. The first five lines are written as iambic-pentameter while the final line is written as iambic-triameter.
The Waning Moon And like a dying lady, lean and pale, Who totters forth, wrapped in a gauzy veil, Out of her chamber, led by the insane And feeble wanderings of her fading brain, The moon arose up in the murky east, A white and shapeless mast.
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Romanticism, 18th Century
Sky, Night, Personification