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Tennyson's In Memoriam - Tennyson's In Memoriam In Memoriam is an elegy to Tennyson's friend Arthur Hallam, but bears the hallmark of its mid nineteenth century context, 'the locus classicus of the science-and-religion debate.'Upon reflection, Hallam's tragic death has proved to be an event that provoked Tennyson's embarkation upon a much more ambitious poetic project than conventional Miltonian elegy, involving meditation upon the profoundest questions faced by mankind. Scientific advancements, most notably in the fields of geology and biology, challenged the beliefs that form the foundation of Christianity: the belief in a beneficent God responsible for creation and ensuing superintendence and the belief in man's immortal soul....   [tags: Tennyson Elogy Memoriam Essays]
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In In Memoriam - ... The speaker feels like a child who cannot change his physical body and the speaker fears he cannot do anything about his spiritual body either. The speaker has gone from believing in God in eve though there is scientific knowledge to prove him wrong, to acknowledging he only has faith because he has no other options. In section 55, the speaker is confused about the wonders of Nature and appalled by how Nature works. His trust in God has completely weakened. He now must "wish, that of the living whole No life may fail beyond the grave" (Rundle)....   [tags: Literature]
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Science Versus Faith In Memoriam A. H. H. - Science Versus Faith In Memoriam A. H. H.     The Victorian Age, named for the queen who reigned nearly the entire century, was characterized by incredible scientific progress. Charles Darwin, for example, came forth with his treatise The Origin of Species, which advanced his radical theories of evolution and survival and rocked the pillars of traditional Christian faith in humankind's superiority to the beasts of the earth. Darwin's theories of natural selection and survival of the fittest conflicted with the story of the Creation related in the Bible....   [tags: memoriam] 2471 words
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Nature Imagery in Tennyson's In Memoriam and Arnold's To Marguerite--Continued and Dover Beach - Nature Imagery in Tennyson's In Memoriam and Arnold's To Marguerite--Continued and Dover Beach Two poets who used an abundance of nature imagery in the Victorian period were Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Matthew Arnold. In Tennyson's In Memoriam, he utilizes many different aspects of nature as metaphors to describe his emotions after the death of a close friend. Arnold's poetry uses different types of water as metaphors in To Marguerite--Continued and Dover Beach. In the beginning of Tennyson's poem, he describes an old yew tree....   [tags: Comparison Compare Conatrast Essays] 1471 words
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Alfred Tennyson, Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell, and - Alfred Tennyson, Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell, and "In Memoriam" Alfred Lord Tennyson was born August 6, 1809, at Somersby, Lincolnshire. He was the fourth of twelve children. As a boy he led a very miserable and unhappy life. In 1828 Tennyson entered Trinity college, Cambridge. The most important part of his experience there was his friendship with Arthur Henry Hallam, who was the son of a well known historian. Hallam encouraged and inspired Tennyson to write. Hallam died in 1833. Tennyson published poems in 1842 which proved to be a great success and secured his position as the foremost Victorian Poet....   [tags: Tennyson Darwin Lyell Memoriam Essays] 3224 words
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Victorian Doubt In God - Victorian Doubt in God: Alfred Tennyson's In Memoriam When I first got this assignment I racked my brain for a topic that would interest me as well as something I could learn from. When I came across Alfred Lord Tennyson it sparked my interest and as I read on I decided that I would write about him. My next decision was to pick one of his poems to research. I finally chose In Memoriam I read the background on it and it interested me. In Memoriam is very long so I'm only going to discuss some it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1153 words
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Replacement of the Book with Computers - The Book Is Dead. Long Live the Book. The book, so post-structuralists critics have long been assuring us, just isn't what it used to be—or, to be more accurate, what we used to think it was. It's no longer a discrete entity, a little world unto itself wedged between two covers, a piece of discourse that speaks to us with a unified voice, the work of an individual author. Instead, as critical discourse by the likes of Barthes (1979) and Derrida (1974) have informed us, the contents of one book or article are inextricably linked to dozens, even hundreds or thousands, of others, and its contents, in turn, are absorbed by other texts....   [tags: Reading Electronic Text]
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The Charge of the Light Brigade - ... Tennyson finally settled down and led a more peaceful and happy life. “After his marriage, which was happy, Tennyson's life became more secure and outwardly uneventful. There were two sons: Hallam and Lionel. The times of wandering and unsettlement ended in 1853, when the Tennysons took a house, Farringford, in the Isle of Wight. Tennyson was to spend most of the rest of his life there and at Aldworth” (Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition, 3). He continued to write and published several other poems such as Maud and Crossing the Bar, a poem he wrote while on a ferry ride back to his home after recuperating from a serious illness and which shows, as with many of his other works, that setting, particularly the sea is a predominant symbol throughout his life (Myslinski, 2)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Nature versus Nurture - The Battle of Nature vs. Nurture In Nancy Kress' "In Memoriam" the philosophical issue of identity becomes apparent. As a son pleads to his mother to take part in a medical procedure, which wipes your mind clear of memories, the question of "what makes me 'me'?" arises. Set in the future, the mother is faced with a decision: whether or not she wants to die as a result of having too many memories, or as a result of having none at all. The son, Aaron, takes quite a different approach however; as he feels that it is not a question of death, rather a question of life....   [tags: Philosophy] 1339 words
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Sir Alfred Tennyson: Expression Through Poetry - Alfred Tennyson was born in 1809, the fourth son of the Reverend George Clayton Tennyson, in Lincolnshire, England. His early childhood was a combination of cooperating with numerous siblings, engaging in a rigorous classical education forced upon him by his father, and an increasing fear of his father's drunken violence and paranoid resentment at the children and wife. Tennyson's fear of inherited madness, what he called “the black blood of the Tennysons”, and his grief for his friend Aurther Hallam, would be with him for much of his life and provide a basis on which he expressed his feelings in poems....   [tags: Biography]
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Poety of Alfred Lord Tennyson - ... “Tennyson’s grandfather appointed his uncle his heir and his father was placed in the ministry.” (The Victorian Web) This great difference in money between his own family and his aunt and uncle’s led Tennyson to worry about money the length of his life. In 1827 Tennyson left his home in hope of a better life. He followed two of his older brothers to Trinity College, Cambridge. The Tennyson brothers published “Poems by Two Brothers” in 1827 which won each of them university prizes for poetry and made the quite popular at Cambridge....   [tags: Poetry] 981 words
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Satire, Surrealism and Dark Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle - Satire, Surrealism and Dark Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle "And there on the shaft in letters six inches high, so help me God, was the word: Mother" (48) "'If that's mother,' said the driver, 'what in hell could they have raised over father?'" As the reader soon finds out, 40 cm of marble, as directed by Felix Hoenikker's will, that says "FATHER" (49). Vonnegut stops you short and plucks at your hand like a little boy who has just shaved the cat and can't wait to show you what he's done: you can't, as a responsible adult, laugh at the absurdity of the bald and shivering feline because you know that you should be astonished, offended, annoyed, anything but burst out laughing, which you desperately desire to do....   [tags: Vonnegut Cat's Cradle] 555 words
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Influences and Sources of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane - Influences and Sources of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane In "In Memoriam A. H. H.," a new kind of elegy with roots in the elegiac tradition, Tennyson writes, "For words, like Nature, half reveal/And half conceal the Soul within" (1045). The truth of Tennyson's statement appears in Theodore Roethke's "Elegy for Jane: My Student Killed by a Horse." Roethke conceals much about himself as a person yet reveals much about himself as a poet when he puts his grief into words. Without knowing something of Roethke's personal and professional life, one would think that a student named Jane was the sole inspiration for this moving elegy; however, in The Glass House, the poet's biographer, Allan Seager, reveals more than one possible source of inspiration for the poem....   [tags: Elegy Jane Essays]
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A Study Of The Life And Career Of Lord Alfred Tennyson and Selected Criticisms of His Works - A Study Of The Life And Career Of Lord Alfred Tennyson And Selected Criticism Of His Works Whether a person likes or dislikes the works of Lord Alfred Tennyson, most would agree that he was one of the most influential writers of his time period. Tennyson grew up in a wealthy family never wanting for anything. English author often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry. Tennyson succeeded Wordsworth as Poet Laureate in 1850; he was appointed by Queen Victoria and served 42 years....   [tags: essays research papers] 1735 words
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Last Days Of Socrates - The Last Days of Socrates Plato. The Last Days of Socrates. London: Penguin Books Ltd., 1993 Imagine the time just after the death of Socrates. The people of Athens were filled with questions about the final judgment of this well-known, long-time citizen of Athens. Socrates was accused at the end of his life of impiety and corruption of youth. Rumors, prejudices, and questions flew about the town. Plato experienced this situation when Socrates, his teacher and friend, accepted the ruling of death from an Athenian court....   [tags: Plato Socrates Philosophy Essays] 2263 words
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Elegy by Thomas Gray - Elegy Written in a Country Chrchyard Thomas Gray’s Elegy laments the death of life in general while mourning long gone ancestors and exhibiting the transition made by the speaker, from grief and mourning to acceptance and hope. It was written in 1742 and revised to its published form in 1746, and is one of the three highlights of the elegiac form in English literature, the others being Milton’s “Lycidas” and Tennyson’s In Memoriam. It was first published, anonymously, in 1751, under the title "An Elegy wrote in a Country Churchyard." Although believed to be started in 1742 the exact date of composition of the Elegy, apart from the concluding stanzas, cannot be exactly determined....   [tags: essays papers]
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Victorian Age - Victorian Age Not all 19th-century writers were attracted to the novel. Walter Savage Landor, besides writing one or two unforgettable lyrics, poured out his views of the past and present in a series of literary dialogues, Imaginary Conversations. Charles Lamb became an accomplished essayist in the Addisonian style, while William Hazlitt was a more penetrating essayist and critic. Thomas De Quincey, a victim of the opium habit, published Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821), an account of his lonely youth and of the sublime dreams and appalling nightmares that had haunted his existence....   [tags: Papers] 694 words
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Hard Times of World War I-Personal Narrative - Hard Times of World War I-Personal Narrative I live in Great Britain with my wonderful, loving mother, Helen Noble Thomas, and my two siblings. My mother is going through a very difficult time right now because it has only been two years since the death of my father. It is April 9, 1919. Today in school we talked about the war that went on for several years. It was difficult for me to talk about because of my father’s death. My teacher told us that in October of 1914, the French army attempted to attack the German forces on the Western Front....   [tags: Papers] 996 words
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Lord Alfred Tennyson - Lord Alfred Tennyson was the most popular British poet of the Victorian era, even though he avoided the public life. "Tennyson earned his position in literature because of the remarkable range of his talents and his dedication throughout his long career to perfecting his art." "Tennyson's long list of works showed his consistent inspiration and creative vitality, beginning with poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830) and extending to The Death of Oenone and Other Poems, published after his death more than 60 years later" (Dunn 169)....   [tags: Biography Poet Poetry Poem] 1808 words
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“Beauty is truth, truth beauty” - ... The purpose of this is to exaggerate his message of timeless beauty. The urn will forever show the same scene of the trees in full bloom, never to “bid the Spring adieu”. “More happy love. More happy, happy love!”; describing the love of the young couple, Keats says that they will be “for ever warm”, “for ever panting”, and “for ever young”. In this, the speaker rejoices in the still moment, the love that will for ever remain frozen. The repetition of happy and exclamation points also seem to show Keats’ overly sentimental feeling for the trees’ condition, almost as if he is envious of their everlasting beauty (Trumann)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Alfred Tennyson - ... Recorded from one of his books, Tennyson wrote “No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself. (Ruby) Tennyson composed much of his poetry in his head, occasionally working on individual poems for many years. During his undergraduate days at Cambridge he often did not bother to write down his compositions....   [tags: Biography ]
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Victorian Era Life: Inspiration Revealed - ... Although expected to be in a state of misery after such an event, Robson says that Tennyson entered a mild stage of depression when his grandfather discovered the multiple debts of his father. As time went on, Tennyson continued to write and compose. Consequently, many of his collections were attacked, distressing the poet, but he vowed to revise old and arrange new works (Robson). Aiding to his depression, when three of Alfred’s brothers were suffering from mental illnesses, his dear friend from college, Henry Hallam died suddenly (Robson)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tennyson] 1524 words
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