The only thing he gained from his travels was the unending quest for more. Retiring home is an unsatisfying dull life, which is impossible for Ulysses bear. After all the battles and fame he has won Ulysses realizes his old age and feels required to “pause, to make and end, / To rust unburnished, not to shine in use! / As though to breathe were life!”(22-24) Ulysses reveals on lines 25-31, his old age and fear of dying, but rejects death’s attempt to muscle its way into his life.
In this poem, Pound chose classical-sense words, such as sublime, Penelope, kinema, Dionysus, Ariel and so on, to create ancient images in this poem. After those images combine together as a mosaic, which is the poem, the mosaic appears an ancient but ironic sense; whereas, it reminds readers of "the glorious past," which indicates Pound's dissatisfaction about modern society. It is his bitter manner that forced him to escape from terrible reality by writing the poem. One way to run away from the disillusion is to create an imaginary world to replace it. In addition, his ironic manner ... ... middle of paper ... ...thology of English Literature, volume 2.
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This was one of many poems composed by Tennyson, upon Hallam’s death the most notable being “Memorandum” (1833-1850). Tennyson himself commented how the series of poems were a direct comparison to how he felt after the loss of his dear friend. The poem was published in the book Poems by Alfred Tennyson (1842). Mythological characters appear to play an important role within Tennyson’s poetry, from English folk law characters such as King Arthur that featured in “Morte D’Arthur and other Idyllis” to the Greek mariner and adventurer Ulysses. The character of Ulysses has featured in many great epic poems, ... ... middle of paper ... ...hesterton.
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