“The Lady of Shalott”

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Fantasy is how you can best express the beautiful poem “The Lady of Shalott.” "Tirra lirra," by the river Sang Sir Lancelot,” in my opinion, is one of the best lines of the poem “The Lady of Shalott.” This line of the poem signifies the breaking point of the poem. “The Lady of Shalott” is a very detailed yet simple poem to understand. It was written by Lord Alfred Tennyson in 1832 and later revised in 1842 (The Lady of Shalott). There are examples of imagery and themes that are seen throughout the entire poem. “The Lady of Shalott” is one of many poems that was written by Tennyson. In part one of the poem it begins to tell about a woman who lives alone on a little island called Shalott. The island Shalott is located in the middle of a river. Shalott is within sight of Camelot, a city. The lady’s castle is built with four gray walls and four gray towers. The poem informs us that the lady who lives in the tower has not yet been seen. Farmers who work in the fields early in the morning can only hear her singing. Farmers think of the lady as a fairy because they have never even seen her before (The Lady of Shallot). Every night and day she weaves a magic web with gay colors. She has heard that if she looks at Camelot, the city, she will be cursed. The lady does not know what kind of curse will visit her so she weaves with no other care in the world. A mirror hangs before her all year, and she can see the shadows of the world. For instance, the highway, river eddy whirls, and knights riding alone are examples of what she can observe. The lady of Shalott gets sick of the shadows when she spots a funeral and two young newlyweds (The Lady of Shallot). Part three begins with a knight riding through the field beside... ... middle of paper ... ...w.pathguy.com/shalott.htm>. "The Lady of Shalott - Fun Facts, Questions, Answers, Information." Fun Trivia Quizzes - World's Largest Trivia and Quiz Site! 23 May 2010 . "The Lady of Shalott." C l a r a . n e t - Customer Index. 27 May 2010 . "The Lady of Shalott." CHARON. 23 May 2010 . "’The Lady of Shalott’: Facts, Discussion Forum, and Encyclopedia Article." AbsoluteAstronomy.com. 23 May 2010 . "The Lady of Shalott." Shmoop: Study Guides & Teacher Resources. 26 May 2010 . "Lord Alfred Tennyson." Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More. 27 May 2010 .
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