| Quote #1
The West Wind plants seeds in the ground in the autumn that will germinate next spring. But the seedbeds are like graves, the seeds are like corpses, and their transformation in the Spring is like the resurrection of bodies during the Apocalypse. The Spring wind even blows a "clarion" that reminds us of the Last Trumpet. So there are two kinds of transformation here: the cycle of the seasons, and the linear finality of the Apocalypse. Somehow, Shelley suggests, every spring seems like the end of the world.
| Quote #2
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Shelley introduces yet another kind of transformation into the poem – the breaking of an autumn storm. The entire world, from the sky’s edge to its center, seems affected by this storm, and we know that, whatever the transformation that’s coming actually is, it will be utterly complete and leave nothing unchanged.
| Quote #3
The West Wind transforms things it touches directly, like the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, but also things that it touches indirectly or that it only affects in a very distant way, like the beds of kelp, seaweed, and other marine plants on the ocean floor.