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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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Tithonus By Alfred Tennyson - Death takes man into a world from where he cannot return but immortality has brought Tithonus far away from the world of men, too far to retrace his steps .Tithonus, written by Alfred Tennyson is based on Greek mythology, Tithonus fell in love with Eos, goddess of the dawn, and asked her for immortality. Unfortunately for Tithonus he did not ask for eternal youth, only eternal life. He, therefore, grows old but never dies while Eos not only never dies but also never grows old. What makes Tithonus's situation worse is that "the gods themselves cannot recall their gifts." The poem touches upon the themes of isolation and death as well as an escape from the arduous burden of life, themes which Tennyson himself had been haunted by in his life....   [tags: Alfred Tennyson] 932 words
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Tennyson's Merlin and Vivien - Tennyson's Merlin and Vivien Known as one of Victorian England's finest poets, Lord Alfred Tennyson epitomized the agony and despondency of the degradation of one's character. His masterpiece, The Idylls of the King, explicates the grand scheme of corruption of the Authurian age while simultaneously paralleling Tennyson's own internal struggles. A most intriguing chapter of The Idylls, "Merlin and Vivien" portrays the manipulative Vivien, identified as pure evil and hatred, as her corruptive beauty leads to Merlin's self-destruction....   [tags: Lord Alfred Tennyson Papers]
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Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott - Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott What used to be a simple home is now a sacred sanctuary, a refuge from all the filth of the world, a place to trap and stifle beauty, adventure, and passion. What used to be a simple woman is now an angel, a pure and domestic celestial being. I live in an era where women are considered most beautiful when isolated, helpless, and even dead; where a lady with passion is scarier than a bitter hag; where feminine is now a synonym for pure, selfless, and submissive; where sexism has put on the fancy dress of romance....   [tags: Tennyson Lady Shalott essays] 1556 words
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An Analysis of Tennyson’s The Princess - An Analysis of Tennyson’s The Princess Alfred, Lord Tennyson is the most influential poet of the Victorian Age. He was named poet laureate of England by the Queen, and the first poet to receive a title Lord. In his lifetime Tennyson has produced many works which are considered great. Such one is The Princess which is a long narrative poem with a number of songs. One of these songs is “ Tears, Idle Tears”, a poem full of sorrow and grief. In this fragment of The Princess the speaker is desperate because of the death of his love....   [tags: Tennyson Princess Essays] 859 words
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Analysis of “The Kraken” by Lord Tennyson - In the poem “The Kraken” Lord Tennyson describes how the kraken’s life depends on the upper deep in the abysmal sea. Lord Tennyson describes about a Kraken which a. Also, the author describes of how the monster spends his life in the upper deep. Furthermore, the creature has an ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep. In addition, the creature lives in a big wondrous grot and secret cell buried within the ground. Down where the sun lights flee the kraken is battening up huge sea-worms in his sleep....   [tags: Kraken, Lord Tennyson, ] 597 words
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Tennyson's Poetry and Views - Tennyson's Poetry and Views Alfred Lord Tennyson and his works have been an important part of canonical literature for over a century. He is as important as he is because his work is exceptional in many ways. One of these exceptional differences, in my opinion, is the conflicting view of women Tennyson portrays in his poetry, especially his poem "Locksley Hall." Tennyson's "Locksley Hall" is, in my opinion, a poem that would benefit greatly from an ideological discussion concerning Tennyson's views of women....   [tags: Alfred Tennyson Poet Poems Essays]
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Tennyson's Ulysses and The Lotos Eaters - Tennyson's "Ulysses" and "The Lotos Eaters" The great hero Odysseus has captivated readers throughout the ages. It is no surprise that the Victorian poet Tennyson not only read the Odyssey but wrote poetry about Odysseus as well. In the poems 'The Lotos Eaters' and 'Ulysses,' Tennyson remains true to the legends, but he infuses the characters with the ethos of his own day and his own experiences. 'The Lotos Eaters' recalls the Homeric legend that has Odysseus and his men passing through an island that grew magical fruit....   [tags: Poetry Tennyson Odysseus Compare Essays]
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Trinitarian Symbolism In Tennyson's The Passing of Arthur - It is a common proverb that all things happen in three's, and in fact many phases of life happen in combinations of three. There is the trifold concept of body, mind and spirit, which encompasses the physical, mental and spiritual makeup of a human being. There is the fact that we live first as a child then an adult and finally as an elder and there are three stages of a woman's life, that of maiden, mother and crone. There is the also the aspect of time as in the past, present and future. There are the three acts of birth, life and death....   [tags: Alfred Tennyson] 1480 words
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Tennyson's Princess - The Woman's Cause Is Man's - The Woman's Cause Is Man's Alfred Lord Tennyson, the author of The Princess, 1847, was born as the fourth of twelve children on August 6th, 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire to George and Elizabeth Tennyson. In 1827 he began his higher education at Trinity College, Cambridge; where he won university prizes for his poetry and became involved in an undergraduate club, The Apostles, which greatly influenced his life and later works. Tennyson died on October 6, 1892 at the age of 83 years after enjoying a delayed but satisfying and profitable literary career (Everett) The Princess was the work that turned Tennyson's struggling career around and laid the foundation for his continued success and ultimate acclaim as the Poet and Prophet of the Victorian era....   [tags: Tennyson Princess Essays] 1006 words
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Alfred Lord Tennyson's Maud; A Monodrama - Madness or Maud? - Alfred Lord Tennyson's Maud; A Monodrama - Madness or Maud. The journey of life overflows with grand moments intermingled with inevitable sorrow. Each moment creating a chain reaction. In Maud; A Monodrama, Alfred Lord Tennyson explores the journey of a man in the universal search for the perfect Garden of Eden. Originally titled Maud or Madness, he described the “little Hamlet” as the history of a morbid poetic soul” who is “the heir of madness, an egotist with the makings of a cynic” (Hill 214)....   [tags: Tennyson Maud Essays]
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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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Analysis of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses" - The poem “Ulysses” is written in exactly seventy lines and in these seventy lines the poet uses synecdoche, personification, meter, and metaphors. All of these are used in hope of making the last line climatic. The last line is a quotable ending phrase “to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.”(4, 70) The indecisiveness of the speaker when struggling to decide whether to stay or leave Ithaca to voyage to the “untraveled world” (2, 20) summarizes the poem. Throughout the poem it is obvious which stance Odysseus’ heart heavily sways towards but it is not till the last line is his decision made clear....   [tags: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses, poetry,] 1116 words
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Death in Life in Alfred Lord Tennyson's Poetry - Death in Life in Alfred Lord Tennyson's Poetry Alfred Lord Tennyson, a Victorian poet, used characters from history and mythology for his poetry. Much of his poetry touches upon the subject of death and loneliness. For example, the Lady of Shallot dies when she looks beyond her inner world, Mariana lives in constant sadness over her departed lover, and Tithonus lives forever in an agony worse than death. With a background of melancholia, isolation or anguish Tennyson conveys themes of half-life and death-in-life by the use of uses imagery, symbolism and figures of speech....   [tags: Alfred Lord Tennyson Poets Poetry Essays]
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The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes and Lord Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott - The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes and Lord Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott In this essay, I intend to examine the storylines, themes and language of ‘The Highwayman’ and ‘The Lady of Shalott’ and then explain why I think that one of the poems is more powerful than the other one. ‘The Highwayman’ is a love story full of romance and adventure. The hero is the rakish highwayman of the title who dies for the love of his mistress – the darkly beautiful innkeeper’s daughter, Bess. ‘The Lady of Shalott’ is a mysterious poem set in the mythical time of legend Camelot....   [tags: Compare Contrast Tennyson Noyes Essays] 2186 words
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The Similar Characters in: "The Lady of Shalott" by Alfred Lord Tennyson and "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes - The poem The Lady of Shalott is written by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The poem is about a mysterious woman who lives in a tower and is very isolated from the rest of the world. The poem The Highwayman is written by Alfred Noyes. The main character is the very beautiful landlord’s daughter, Bess. Both the female protagonists are described as attractive, and they both prove themselves to be very brave. They each, in their different ways, die for love. Therefore they can both be described as courageous, but also perhaps slightly naïve....   [tags: Lady of Shalott, Alfred Lord Tennyson, poetry, Hig] 1503 words
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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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Tennyson and Romanticism - ... From the bank and from the river He flashed into the crystal mirror,” (Christ, Robson 1116) With so much of beauty, so much of experience going by outside her window she finds herself naturally drawn to it, she becomes so caught up in the sights and sounds, that she leaves her loom. “When the image of the bold Lancelot, who represents all the vitality she has been denied, flashes before her, she can no longer endure the burden of isolation; she turns to confront experience directly, and the magic web at once disintegrates.”(Buckley 49) As with much Romantic poetry this one ends in death....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Poety of Alfred Lord Tennyson - Today, Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poetry is widely known and appreciated, though this was not always the case. In his early years of writing his poems were criticized for content and style of writing. This strongly impacted Tennyson and caused him once to cease writing for nine years. Tennyson’s childhood influenced his writing and this is often seen in many of his poems. He was regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry. He become Poet Laureate in 1850 and was appointed by Queen Victoria and served 42 years....   [tags: Poetry] 981 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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Tennyson, Browning, Arnold and Carlyle - Tennyson, Browning, Arnold and Carlyle Thomas Carlyle writes in Characteristics that, "The healthy know not of their health, but only the sick"(923). He extends this medical/biological aphorism to the social and ideological world of Victorian England. Carlyle thoroughly goes over the question, What is the state of England. He finds that England is in a state of transition, and while the old is no longer useful to the society, the new has not yet been clearly defined. This void contributes to problems of poverty, social graces, and spiritual/social direction in 19th C....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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An Explication of Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott - An Explication of Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott       Children often grow up listening to fairy tales.  Repunsel is one fairy tale about a girl cursed to live a life of isolation in a tower.  She longs to break free from seclusion and become part of the outside world.  She eventually finds her one true love and risks her life to be with him.  "The Lady of Shalott" by Lord Alfred Tennyson relates to Repunsel in many ways.  In this poem, Tennyson tells a story of isolation.  The woman in this ballad is also doomed to remain on her sheltered island eternally.  If she even looks out at Camelot, she will die.  She finally sees her "red-cross knight" (line 78).  The Lady of Shalott escapes from her "silent isle imbower[ed]," yet dies a tragic death before she even meets Lnacelot (17).  In reality, many people do not experience this extreme form of seclusion, although it is very common for someone to change his/her life or even risk it to be with the person he/she loves....   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays]
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Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson - Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson 'Ulysses' is both a lament and an inspiring poem. Even modern readers who are not so familiar with the classics, can visualize the heroic legend of Ulysses, and so is not prepared for what he finds in the poem— not Ulysses the hero but Ulysses the man. Tennyson brings out the agony felt by Ulysses at his old age, The influence of the Industrial age can be seen in Tennyson's usage of the word 'profits' in the very first line . The character calls himself 'idle' showing his disillusionment at this ripe stage of life .The "still hearth" and "the barren crags" symbolize death....   [tags: Papers Ulysses Essays]
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The Lotos-Eaters By Tennyson - I. Introduction For many years, Tennyson has attracted readers by what Edmond Gosse called "the beauty of the atmosphere which Tennyson contrives to cast around his work, molding it in the blue mystery of twilight, in the opaline haze of sunset." He is one of the greatest representative figures of the Victorian Age. His writing incorporates many poetic styles and includes some of the finest idyllic poetry in the language. He is one of the few poets to have produced acknowledged masterpieces in so many different poetic genres; he implemented perhaps the most distinguished and versatile of all the written works in the English language....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson - The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson "The charge of the light brigade" by Tennyson was written about a disastrous military escapade during the Crimean war. The Crimean war was fought between Russia on one hand and Britain, France and Turkey on the other. The charge of the light brigade occurred in November 1854 at Balaclava in the Crimea. The Earl of Cardigan led the charge, and some six hundred cavalrymen took part in it....   [tags: Papers] 1111 words
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James Dickey vs. Tennyson - James Dickey vs. Tennyson James Dickey's "On the Hill Below the Lighthouse" best reminds me of the Lord Alfred Tennyson. Upon first reading Dickey's poem, a deep yearning and sentimental emotion is achieved. There is a great sense of not regret but of something that the narrator longs for. This can be seen in the last stanza of the poem. "Now that I can be sure of my sleep; The moon is held strongly within it. A woman comes true when I think her. Shade swings, and she lies against me. Let us lie in the returning light; Let us lie where your angel is walking, Coming back, coming back, going over." It is not until this last stanza that I completely feel the concept of nostalgia....   [tags: Papers] 1080 words
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Tennyson's Reinvention of the Hero as Poet - Tennyson's Reinvention of the Hero as Poet I AM. yet what I am none cares or knows, My friends forsake me like a memory lost; I am the self-consumer of my woes, They rise and vanish, an oblivious host, Like shades in love and death's oblivion lost; And yet I am. and live with shadows tos't Into the nothingness of scorn and noise, Into the living sea of waking dreams, Where there is neither sense of life nor joys, But the vast shipwreck of my life's esteems; And e'en the dearest--that I loved the best-- Are strange--nay, rather stranger than the rest....   [tags: Papers] 1656 words
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Unlocking Tennyson's Poetry - Tennyson’s abstract poetic structure provides comprehension difficulties in finding a single thematic idea. He adeptly intertwines historical allusions, with profound human emotion through an ingenious single piece of literature. The organic structure of certain Tennyson poetry presents a tone of uncertainty, as presented by “Ulysses”, with its spontaneous composition and Ulysses’ unrest as he searches for continuity between his past and future. Whereas his unconventional works, “The Lady of Shalott”, give a more solidified aura, displayed by the rural medieval setting and conventional synopsis of a fair maiden locked away in a tower....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 1325 words
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Tennyson's Ulysses as a Victorian Role Model - Ulysses as a Victorian Role Model Ulysses is a classical hero who reappears in the literary work of great poets such as Homer and Tennyson. During the Victorian era, Alfred Lord Tennyson was one of the most famous poets in England, he even held Britain’s prestigious position of Poet Laureate. Tennyson began writing during a period in which duty and conformity were traits that distinguished the middle class from the lower class. In a two-volume collection of “Poems,” Tennyson writes “Ulysses” after the death of a close friend, Arthur Henry Hallam....   [tags: poem analysis, poetry, poets] 2160 words
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Analysis of The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson - Analysis of The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson A brief but powerful poem written by the great Victorian poet, Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Eagle is an inspiring poetic piece. Tennyson, recognized as the greatest poet in Victorian England, was distinguished as poet laureate in1850. Readers from all over looked to his poems for advice on the major issues effecting their lives. Tennyson began writing poetry when he was ten and published his first book of poetry with the help of his brother, Poems by Two Brothers....   [tags: Papers] 444 words
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Lord Tennyson Vs. Wilfred Owen - Both of these poets wrote well known poetry about war. Despite "Charge of the Light Brigade" by Lord Alfred Tennyson and "Dulce et Decorum Est'" by Wilfred Owen were written in different centuries, they deal with the subject of war and describe the ups and downs of it. On one hand, Alfred Tennyson heard of the charge made by the light brigade and it was when he wrote his poem with no experience of the event. However, Wilfred Owen actually fought in the First World War, and wrote, unlike Lord Tennyson, from his own experience....   [tags: Poetry] 732 words
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Tennyson's Use of Landscape as an Indication of Mood - Missing Works Cited Tennyson’s poetry is renowned for reflecting a penetrating introspection and meditative expressiveness unsurpassed by other poets of his time. His explorations into a vast breadth of topics ranging from the political to the deeply personal reflect his multifarious enthusiasms, and his ability to reach out to his readers as well as probe the depths of psychological expression. ‘The Lady of Shalott’ and ‘Mariana’, two of his earliest poems, exemplify this ability to communicate internal states of mind through his use of scenery....   [tags: essays research papers] 2085 words
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Critical Analysis Of "The Eagle" By Lord Tennyson - Critical Analysis of "The Eagle" by Lord Tennyson The name of the poem I am writing about is called “The Eagle” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. It is in figurative language form. The poem is divided into 2 Stanza's with 3 lines each. And there are an average of 9 feet a line. The rhyme scheme is every last word in each stanza rhyme's. Some of the imagery is with sight and sound. For sight they are “Close to the sun”, “Azure world”, azure mean the blue color in a clear daytime sky. “ Wrinkled sea beneath”, and “mountain walls”....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 196 words
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Walt Whitman Vs. Lord Tennyson - Much like in human society, in nature all animals have two different sides to them. Both of the poems are related in that they talk about a similar subject in the eagle, but they have completely different portrayals and views on how they want the reader to view the eagle. In Lord Alfred Tennyson's poem "The Eagle" we are given the description of an eagle that is dangerous and on the prowl, while in Walt Whitman's "The Dalliance of Eagles" we are given the description of a more amorous and tender side of an eagle....   [tags: Poetry, compare, contrast] 315 words
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Mill, Carlyle and Tennyson on “The Woman Question” - ... He rejects sexual inequality in both domestic and social contexts. He wrote, “That the principal which regulates the existing social relationships between the two sexes—the legal subordination of one sex to another—is wrong in itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement; and that it ought to be replaced by a principal of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on the one side, nor disability on the other.” (http://www.constitution.org/jsm/women.htm) Mill argues that the status of women can be compared to slavery, stating, “Marriage is the only actual bondage known to our law....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Analysis of Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson - Analysis of Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson In the poem "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the readers are shown a great king in the later years of his life. The reader finds Ulysses reflecting on the glorious days of his youth and planning that by some means he will obtain those glorious times again. He refuses to accept a future of growing old and ruling his kingdom. Ulysses will not let the rest of his life pass him by just sitting still on his throne, doing the mundane job of ruling a kingdom....   [tags: Papers Poetry Poem]
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Lady Of Shallot by Alfred Lord Tennyson - Lady Of Shallot The Lady of Shallot is an interesting poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. In this poem he tells a story of sadness and disappointment. This story is showing how a person crushed his life somehow. My guess would be he had his heart broken and felt trapped in depression. In the beginning he talks about the scenery and how beautiful it is but he can’t get out to go where everything is ok in Camelot. He sees people enjoying their lives and longs to join them outside in the freedom of the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 412 words
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Compare and contrast Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade with - Compare and contrast Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade with Kipling's The Last of the Light Brigade. Tennyson and Kipling both wrote the story of the Light Brigade who fought in the Crimean war, in the battle of Balaclava. This battle took place between the English and the Russians in Eastern Europe on the 25th October 1854. Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote his poem also in 1854, just after the battle had ended, and his aim was to build national pride in the hearts of the English people, and to " Honour the charge they made." Tennyson wanted to boost the moral of the English people because of the Light Brigades defeat....   [tags: English Literature] 1613 words
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Examination of Tennyson's use of Narrative Voice in his Poetry - Examination of Tennyson's use of Narrative Voice in his Poetry Tennyson employs the effects of narrative voice frequently in his poetry, the emotional impression of which varies from poem to poem and indeed, from reader to reader. However, within the poems studied the use of a ‘voice’ appears to consistently attempt to convey some theme or emotive experience in which the reader is invited, if not encouraged, to experience from the perspective of the appropriate speaker. In Ulysses the reader is witness to Ulysses’ reminiscences of more exciting years in his past, in which he laments over the reversion of his life to that of an ‘idle king’....   [tags: essays research papers] 703 words
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Comparing The Charge of the Light Brigade and the Defence of Lucknow by A. Tennyson - Comparing The Charge of the Light Brigade and the Defence of Lucknow by A. Tennyson Introduction Both poems 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and the 'Defence of Lucknow' are written by Alfred Lord Tennyson. (1809-1892).Both of these poems are related to two battles in the 19th century, both of these battles concerned the British which were praised highly in the poems as you will discover later on in my essay. When writing these poems Tennyson was very proud of the British for their bravery, he describes this in both the poems 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and the 'Defence of Lucknow'....   [tags: Papers] 2132 words
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Comparing Tennyson's Ulysses and Heaney's Hercules and Antaeus - Tennyson's Ulysses and Heaney's Hercules and Antaeus         Among the best known and most popular works of literature are those       dealing with the mythologies of ancient cultures. From classical sources       like Homer's Iliad and Ovid's Metamorphosis, to modern adaptations like       Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "Ulysses" and Seamus Heaney's "Hercules and       Antaeus," mythology has shaped the body of western literature. There       exists a marked difference, though, between the purposes of the classical       mythologies and their modern counterparts....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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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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The Main Theme of Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade - The Main Theme of Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade From the first few lines of 'The Charge of the Light Brigade,' Tennyson plunges you into the poem, creating an awesome, in depth feeling of reality. His words are so powerful, that they make you feel as if you are one of the Light Brigade. With this war language he uses he gives the reader a feeling of heroism and bravery, an inexorable feeling. 'Charge for the guns. Into the valley of death rode the six hundred.' This illustrates the great irony or war, as they are marching into the valley on a misinterpreted command....   [tags: Papers] 452 words
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Analysis of The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson - Analysis of The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson The second poem I an going to analyse is 'The Charge Of The Light Brigade', it is about the Crimean War. It is a famous Regiment of 600 men. The poem was written by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The poem was based on a newspaper account describing a battle. The article glorified the slaughter of men. The commander didn't understand the orders given to him to replace some guns held by the Russians and he sent them up the wrong valley....   [tags: Papers] 548 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Homer's Odysseus and Tennyson's Ulysses - Comparing Homer's Odysseus and Tennyson's Ulysses             Homer's Odyssey depicts the life of a middle-aged, while Tennyson's "Ulysses" describes Ulysses as an old man.  The character's role in his son's life shifts. With maturity, Telemachus does not require as much guidance from his father.  However, time does not alter the caring fellowship the man has with his crew, nor the willpower that he possesses in achieving his goals. While Odysseus and his son are united and face the world together, Ulysses sees himself and his son as two different people living separate lives....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]
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