Alfred Lord Tennyson Research Paper

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson and his vast popularity during the Victorian Era Led some people to believe that he was the best poet during his time. Perhaps no English poet had a more acute ear for fine shades of poetic expression or a greater range of verse style than Tennyson (Dunn). Alfred, Lord Tennyson conveys his love for nature and the natural world by using his descriptive writing, repetition, and rhyme in the poems "Break, Break, Break" and "The Eagle" to engross you into his poems. Alfred, Lord Tennyson was born on August 6, 1809 and died on October 6, 1892. Alfred, Lord Tennyson in 1827 Tennyson began college at Cambridge University. The year he started college was also the same year his first volume of poetry was published (Allix). Tennyson's first poems did not receive very good feedback (Allix). During his time at Cambridge of of his fellow students and friends died (Allix). Tennyson's poems eventually caught attention because of his …show more content…

“The Eagle’ is a short poem by Tennyson, but can still have a very strong and powerful meaning. “The Eagles” literal meaning is about an eagle perched upon a rock or cliff searching for its prey, and once it spots the prey it strikes (Timeless Voices). I think the symbolic meaning, and Tennyson’s reason for writing this poem is because in life you have to wait like the Eagle on the cliff, and then when you get your opportunity to do something great, or do the right thing you have to do it. Another reason Tennyson may have created this poem is for his extreme love of the outdoors and nature (Allix). Alfred Lord, Tennyson used both similes and personification in this poem. A simile used in ‘The Eagle” is when he says that the eagle is like lightning crashing towards the Earth. “He clasps the crag with crooked hands,” is the personification in this poem, it is personification because Tennyson writes this poem as if the eagle has

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