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sun and garden

Although it is not said explicitly, this is a poetry defined by conventional feminine concerns. Thus, Clerval's interest in it may implicitly suggest that realms exist that allow a man to identify himself without simultaneously excluding the feminine. In Percy Bysshe Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, Asia is an archetypal feminine figure of emotion and intuition in contrast to Prometheus, the male avatar of the analytical European intellect.