"O wild West Wind..."
See in text (Ode to the West Wind)
Shelley begins the poem with an apostrophe, or a direct address to a figure who cannot or does not respond—in this case, the West Wind. Note too how Shelley crafts the rhyme scheme in the poem: the middle of each stanza rhymes with the first and third lines of the next stanza: ABA, BCB, CDC, DED, EE, EFE, etc.
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