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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...   [tags: Alfred Tennyson]

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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]

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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, ]

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Tennyson's Ulysses: A Call to Humanity

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s subject matter and tone of his poetry became drastically different following the death of his best friend (Cain 126), a reaction to bearing the emotional brunt of life without him. This friend, Arthur Henry Hallam, whom Tennyson met in the poets’ club at Trinity College in Cambridge, and who was also engaged to Tennyson’s sister (Cain 126) died in Vienna at age 22 of a cerebral aneurysm (Cash 6). Combining pure emotion and thought into one, Tennyson finished “Ulysses,” one of his greatest poetic works, 20 days after being informed of his death (Cash 6)....   [tags: Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poetic Analysis, Literature]

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Death Idle Tears By Lord Tennyson Alfred

- As the millennia pass, the one recurring theme in all recorded literature within every culture and creed and can be witnessed in the animal kingdom at times, is the pursuit of love. A search for this unrequited passion taps into some of the most primal of urges and manifests itself biologically into a chemical high in the brain as a reward if it can be found. The lack of this natural intoxication can induce depression, amongst other side effects commonly found in substance abuse. When Lord Tennyson Alfred wrote “Tears, Idle Tears”, he composed a series of metaphors indicative of the aforementioned withdraw symptoms suffered by love....   [tags: Love, Emotion, Alfred, Lord Tennyson]

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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,]

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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 beli...   [tags: Tennyson Elogy Memoriam Essays]

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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]

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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]

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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 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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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 su...   [tags: Tennyson Princess Essays]

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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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Comparing Social Norms in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning and Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson

- When one travels, it is easy to observe differences in social norms from country to country. One may also observe differences within a country, for example, the social norms of a small town or village versus those of a large metropolis. Differences in social norms can also be observed in literature. This essay will focus on two dramatic monologues, which were written by poets who lived in England during the same period. Robert Browning published My last Duchess in 1842, the same year that Alfred Tennyson published Ulysses....   [tags: Alfred Lord Tennyson]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Tennyson and Romanticism

- Alfred Lord Tennyson was not called a romantic poet in his homeland of England, but his work contained aspects of romantic literature. Highlighting these aspects of romanticism in Tennyson’s work is difficult without first defining romanticism and identifying its underlying principles. According to Webster’s Dictionary romanticism is “a literary, artistic, and philosophical movement originating in the 18th century, characterized chiefly by a reaction against neoclassicism and an emphasis on the imagination and emotions.” Neoclassicism was the artistic form used prior to the romantic period that focused on an acceptance of the established forms of religion and an emphasis on style similar...   [tags: Romanticism Essays]

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The Cult Of Domesticity By Alfred Tennyson

- If one thing stands the test of time, it is the cult of domesticity. Whether we examine art and literature from two or two hundred years ago, it can almost always be ascertained that women were (and still are) expected to become a wife, have children, and be happy. Alfred Tennyson saw this, and the other imperfections in his society, and didn’t hesitate to take to the page to write about it. In his poem, “Mariana,” he takes on this cult of domesticity, challenging the importance of marriage to women, and why it matters so much....   [tags: Poetry, Stanza, Stained glass, Woman]

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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]

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The Lady Of Shalott By Alfred Tennyson

- The Lady of Shalott Published in 1842, The Lady of Shalott, is one of the most notable poems by Mr. Lord Tennyson. Born in Somersby, England, Alfred Tennyson was one of the most popular British poets and still remains known today. The Lady of Shalott is the main character in the poem and acts as the main focus. The poem is divided into four numbered parts with stanza of nearly the same length. Each of the four parts ends at the moment when a speech is spoken: the speech first takes the form of the reaper’s whispering identification, the second form of the Lady’s half-sick lament, the third of the Lady’s pronouncement of her doom, and finally, of Lancelot’s blessing....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Stanza, Rhyme scheme]

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Tennyson Death And Death Summary

- t may be said to be self-evident that the poem "In Memoriam A.H.H." by Alfred, LordTennyson is an extended expression of the poet's grief for the loss of his beloved friendArthur Hallam. What may not be as immediately obvious, and what I intend to show in thisessay, is that, over the course of the poem, the narrator (whom we may safely identify asTennyson, given the degree of correlation between the text and historical evidence) passesthrough each of the five stages of grief, as delineated by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her seminalwork On Death and Dying ....   [tags: Grief, Kübler-Ross model, Poetry, Stanza]

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Mariana by Alfred Lord Tennyson

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson was one of the most famous poets of the Victorian era, some of his most famous poems include Ulysses, In Memoriam or Lady of Shalott. This paper will focus on his poem published in 1830 entitled Mariana. Mariana is Tennyson's well known poem, inspired by the charactre of the same name in shakespear's play Measure for Measure. T.S Eliot heard in Mariana 'something new happening in English verse”, and critics such as Carol Christ or Dwight Culler have “commented preceptively on its use of atomistic detail to create a landscape of strangeness appropriate to this sick-spirited maiden”....   [tags: poem analysis]

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Alfred Tennyson

- Alfred Tennyson was born in the early 1800’s to his parents, George and Elizabeth (Fytche) Tennyson. Tennyson wasn’t a very well known poet until he published some of his poems about his best friend, Arthur Hallam. His poems pertain to his own life and feelings after the death of Hallam. In his poem, In Memoriam A.H.H., Tennyson writes about his depression about losing his best friend. After his best friend’s death, Alfred Tennyson wrote some of his best poems about his grief and losing someone special in your life....   [tags: Biography ]

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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]

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Analysis of Tennyson´s Lady of Shalot

- Tennyson’s Lady of Shalot is the story of a women living in a tower, cursed to never leave her tower and look down on the outside world. It is almost like Rapunzel, a girl locked away in her tower, separated from the outside world by a curse or a wicked witch, until a handsome young knight stumbles by her tower, changing her life forever. Depending on which version of Rapunzel you read however, it has a much happier ending than Tennyson’s work. Whereas Rapunzel leaves her tower under duress, she eventually ends up with the prince and lives happily ever after....   [tags: death, fate, choices, identifer]

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Shakespeare's Sonnet 30 and Tennyson's In Memoriam

- ... (Victorian Contexts, class notes: page 102) This era influenced Tennyson along with his poor mental state, it also mediates on the Victorians’ deepest concerns about religious doubt, such as death, creation and evolution. In Memoriam touches on many intellectual issues and the poet searches for the meaning of life and death while trying to come to terms with his sense of loss. (Victorian Context, class notes: page 110) In Memoriam reflects the struggle to reconcile traditional religious beliefs and faith which was a popular Victorian aspect of literature at the time....   [tags: comparative essay]

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Mill, Carlyle and Tennyson on “The Woman Question”

- Married women during Victorian times were considered to have the legal rights similar to children. They were not able to vote, hold bank accounts, sign contracts, or hold a professional position except that of a teacher. Husbands owned all money and property a woman brought to a marriage even if they divorced; and held sole custody of their children. Domestically and socially they were expected to act as “The Household General”, a term coined in 1861 by Isabella Beeton in her manual, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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Analysis Of Tennyson 's The Lady Of Shalott

- There are a great number of issues in our society, dated back even further than 1800’s to present day. The struggles of today’s women are presented in Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott.” A vast majority of women are held back by society’s judgmental thought. Not just in third world countries like, Pakistan, India or Afghanistan, but also in first world countries, like America. Society should stop oppressing women by how they should dress, their freedom, and their love affairs in these countries and all over the world....   [tags: Third World, First World, Second World]

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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]

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Similar Themes in The Krakne by Tennyson and Carroll´s Jabberwocky

- Tennyson and Carroll employ the same poetic techniques, such as third person narration, rhyme, manipulation of rhythm and meter, and descriptive language. However, each poet manipulates these techniques to represent their monsters as very different beasts. Both monsters are depicted, not through in-depth physical description, but through colourful imagery. Carroll gives some direct description, through metaphor, explaining that the Jabberwocky has "eyes of flame" (Carroll, in Muldoon, 1998, pp.135-136), but much of its nature is conveyed through action....   [tags: Poem, Monster]

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Analysis of Alfred Tennyson´s Three Poems

- ... George Tennyson was disinherited after some disagreements between him and his father and was removed from being the heir of the Tennyson property and had no choice but to join the ministry. Being cut out of the will resulted in all twelve kids having to deal with their drunk and drug addicted father. Though the family had not inherited any property they did however ended up inheriting epilepsy from their family traits, a brain disorder in which the person experiences recurring seizures. To escape from the problems faced at home Alfred turned to poetry for condolence....   [tags: environment, depressed, grief, era]

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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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Lord Tennyson and W.B Yeats: A Comparison of Women in Poetry

- Lord Tennyson and W.B Yeats: A Comparison Of Women Poetry, like other forms of written expression, is subject to change with the progression of time and expansion of thought. Victorian poetry and Modern poetry are two genres separated by time, but connected by subject matter. Lord Tennyson, a well-known Victorian poet and W.B Yeats, a respected Modern poet, are both men who found inspiration in the female form. How these two men interpreted that inspiration and expressed it in their poetry differ....   [tags: victorian and modern poetry]

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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 fro...   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays]

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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]

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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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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]

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The Splendor Falls On Castle Walls By Alfred Lord Tennyson

- “The splendor falls on castle walls” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, despite its talk of beautiful scenery by a castle and his discussion of the color, light and sound there is a more underlying somber theme. He is writing about the memories that are left behind when someone leaves, moves on or dies and how some things are passed from person to person like an echo bounces off the walls of the mountains but also how those memories can also be lost like how an echo eventually loses the sound. While he says the echo is dying, it could be interpreted as someone not only dying but leaving in a different way such as moving away and the memories fading just from not seeing them....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Rhyme scheme, Poetic form]

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Images of Love Expressed in the Poetry of Browning and Tennyson

- Perhaps no other sentiment is so prevalent in poetry, as that of love. The mere word brings to mind images of romantic affection, lovers entangled in each other’s arms, stolen sidelong glances, whispered words of endearment, and an all-encompassing emotion that transcends the physical, an emotion that is experienced within all realms of being. However, in both life and poetry, the more joyous sentiments of love are often accompanied by images of loss and heartache, a contrast which heightens the imagery experience....   [tags: Literature]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Letter ' By Langston Whyte And Tennyson Whyte

- Acknowledgements First, I would like to express a deep and sincere gratitude to my wife, Michelle Dodge, and two children, Langston Whyte and Tennyson Whyte. It has been a long and tedious road finally to complete this paper. They have suffered not having me around because I was spending long hours doing research and writing this thesis. The research and writing process was sometime long and drawn out and at other times fun and engaging. A special thank you also goes out to my major thesis reader Prof....   [tags: Economic development, Economics]

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A Comparision of Tennyson's and Eliot's Dealing With Self Crisis in Poetry

- Both Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses” and T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” involve the narrator’s dealing with a self crisis, characterized by a state of despair at their current situation. Ulysses is not content with his return to kingship after the adventures of The Odyssey and Prufrock is self-deprecating, hating himself for his indecision and his perceived lack of worth. Yet while Ulysses resolves to take action to regain his former days of glory and adventure, Prufrock is so psychologically paralyzed that near the end of the poem he questions whether he “dare to eat a peach.” In “Ulysses” the first two stanzas seem to be an interior monologue, with Ulysses going ove...   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Compare/Contrast]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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Tennyson's Use of Landscape as an Indication of Mood

- 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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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To An Athlete Dying Young, by A.E. Houseman and Crossing The Bar, by Lord Alfred Tennyson

- “To An Athlete Dying Young” by A.E. Houseman and “Crossing The Bar” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson are poems that very similar to each other yet so different. “To An Athlete Dying Young” is about an athlete who dies young and Houseman congratulates him because people will remember him forever. “Crossing the Bar” is about Tennyson realizing that he is about to die and he accepts his fate. Both poems have a similar theme of death. Both authors make clever uses of symbols such as, in “To An Athlete Dying Young,” Tennyson uses a laurel plant, and a rose plant to symbolize the athlete’s accomplishments....   [tags: Themes, Compare and Contrast]

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Analysis of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s Epic Poem Ulysses

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s epic poem "Ulysses" is composed as a dramatic monologue, consisting of four stanzas each of which frankly discuss the speakers current situation and yearning for adventure. The use of iambic pentameter provides a sense of fluidity to the speaker’s voice. The speaker reveals himself to be the protagonist of the poem with the opening line “It little profits that an idle king” (1). The use of the word “idle” offers the first clue as to one of the main themes of the poem....   [tags: Epic Poem Ulysses]

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Feminine And Feminine Characters Of Tennyson 's Poem, And The Lady 's Death

- It is not only the language of Tennyson’s poem that reveals how these portrayals of both feminine and masculine bring meaning to the poem’s characters, but prominent symbols of the poem such as the mirror, the river and the Lady’s death which emphasise the nature of these binaries being conveyed. Let us first draw our attention to the mirror which from the Lady’s introduction in Part II, seems to be her connection to the outside world. The mirror is where “Shadows of the world appear” (48) and is how the Lady looks upon “Camelot” (50) from her isolated tower....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Masculinity]

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Poetry as a Reflection of The Inner Being

- Alfred Tennyson gifted the Victorian Era, and the literary world with two iconic poems. The author explored the themes of personal development and culture clash in one of his most famous poems, “Ulysses”. Tennyson also discovered and analyzed the themes of love and death through his renowned and eminent poem, “Tears Idle, Tears”. The poet was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire in 1809 in the East Lindy district of England. Tennyson experienced numerous amounts of difficulties in his childhood and growing adolescent phases that spilled into his adult life....   [tags: Alfred Tennyson, Victoria era]

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Analysis of Lord Alfred Tennyson´s The Charge of the Light Brigade

- ... Many died in the battle, and few survived. Next, the events the poem is describing ought to also be set forth in order to provide the proper context. In 1853, war broke out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire; later, this war would come to be known as the Crimean War. The war was over Russia's right to protect the basic human rights Protestant Christians in the Holy Land. On October 25, 1854, the allied French, Ottoman, and British forces landed at Sevastopol and laid siege to the city, as it was a coastal city guarding the Black Sea....   [tags: honor, death, war, soldiers, detail]

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An Analysis Of Alfred Lord Tennyson 's Poem ' Break, Break And Break '

- “Break, Break, Break” Religion is a powerful, prevailing entity, influencing mankind since before the inception of civilization; Christianity in particular, has had a profound impact on Western literature in modernity. Christianity defines the underlying message within Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “Break, Break, Break.” Every line of the poem can be broken down and interpreted in a religious aspect. Highlighting each Christian reference in the poem through the utilization of allusions, Tennyson relates every line to important characteristics of the Christian religion to display his piety....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Trinity, Holy Spirit]

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Victorian Era Life: Inspiration Revealed

- Is it not true that events from the past can subsequently affect or influence the events of the future. This is certainly demonstrated in the poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson. His nineteenth century background is clearly evident in his poetry. Inspirations for majorities of his works were from people he knew, occurrences in his life, imagery of trials, tribulations, love, and death in the Victorian era. His literary works in Poems of Tennyson 1830-1870 and The Poems and Plays of Tennyson strictly show the effects of his background during his adolescence and early adulthood....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tennyson]

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Similarity of Themes in Homer's The Odyssey, Tennyson’s Ulysses, and Cavafy’s Ithaca

- The Odyssey: A Timeless Classic Homer’s The Odyssey has taught numerous lessons that simply cannot be expressed through mere words. The Odyssey portrays a mortal man’s struggle among strangers, monsters, and women in his attempt to return home after fighting in the Trojan War. Through Odysseus’s episodes, readers can relate to their own struggles in life and how these experiences shape who they become. Two poets who have encompassed this theme of learning from one’s struggle include Constantine Cavafy and Alfred Lord Tennyson....   [tags: journey, spiritual, temptations]

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How to Live Those Final Days in Lord Tennyson’s Poem Ulysses

- Lord Tennyson’s poem “Ulysses” allows the reader to step into Ulysses’ mind after he returns home to Ithaca (Ferguson, Salter, & Stallworthy, 1996). While he originally thought he would find peace in his kingdom, he feels just the opposite. Ulysses is now old and debates how he truly wants to spend the last of his days. When relating the place he has returned to in Ithaca, Ulysses comments about three main disappointments: his wife, his son, and his people. Reflecting on his twenty years of adventure has made him question his decision to come back to Ithaca....   [tags: disappointments, wife, adventures]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Comparing 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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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]

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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]

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Elaine of Astolat in Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott and Lancelot and Elaine

- Elaine of Astolat in Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott and Lancelot and Elaine       The Arthurian legends have fascinated people over the centuries with tales of kings, noble ladies, knights, magicians, love, and death. Among those who wrote about King Arthur's reign was Alfred, Lord Tennyson. One of his poems, "The Lady of Shalott," became immensely popular for its moving pathos and mystery. Yet, the poem was based on a character from Arthurian legends - Elaine of Astolat. Several years after composing the poem, Tennyson wrote directly about Elaine's tragic love affair with Sir Lancelot in "Lancelot and Elaine," found in his epic piece Idylls of the King.  Although both poems sha...   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays]

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Compare and Contrast Tennyson's The Charge of the light brigade

- Compare and Contrast Tennyson's The Charge of the light brigade with Owen's Dulce et Decorum est. War, what does this word mean. The dictionary meaning of war is a conflict between one or more nations. Many people think war is a way of solving futile problems that rise between nations. The true meaning of war to me is the destruction of entire civilisations and of humans, war takes in brave strong and glorious men and women and spits them out as fragile haggard ruins of men and women. The gruesome stomach churning images of people being blown up, arms ripped from torso's, people bleeding to death, this is the real meaning of war to me....   [tags: English Literature]

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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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Compare and Contrast Tennyson's Mariana with Browning's Porphyria's Lover

- Compare and Contrast Tennyson's Mariana with Browning's Porphyria's Lover. What is the emotional state of each speaker and how effectively is this conveyed. Tennyson and Browning were contemporary Victorian poets. During his lifetime, Tennyson was made Poet Laureate. His poem 'Mariana' is very cyclical and minimal. The mood is depressive, which reflected Tennyson's family traits, as Tennyson himself was very susceptible to depression. However, Browning's 'Porphyria's Lover' is very linear as the action clearly moves from one stage to another and is not so repetitive....   [tags: English Literature]

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Confidence and Courage in The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson

- The poem, “The Eagle” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, gives the reader a sense of confidence and courage that is needed to succeed in life. The message that is delivered in the poem may lead the reader to believe that if you want something in life don’t be afraid to stand alone. The world is open all around you and if the opportunity presents itself: grasp whatever those dreams or goals may be before they disappear. In the poem, “He clasps the crag with crooked hands” (lines 1). The poem seems to suggest that the eagle holds on to the "crag" as one would hold on to his or her hopes and dreams, with crooked hands, referencing the eagle’s talons....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Confrontation of Gender Roles in the Works of Mill, Tennyson, and Woolf

- Confrontation of Gender Roles in the Works of Mill, Tennyson, and Woolf Although women in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries faced oppression and unequal treatment, some people strove to change common perspectives on the feminine sex. John Stuart Mill, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Virginia Woolf were able to reach out to the world, through their literature, and help change the views that society held towards women and their roles within its structure. During the Victorian era, women were bound to domestic roles and were very seldom allowed to seek other positions....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson and Lady of Shalott by Liz Loched

- The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson and Lady of Shalott by Liz Loched In this essay I will compare and contrast the two poems, "The lady of Shalott" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and "Lady of Shalott" by Liz Lochhed. The two poems have very similar ideas and themes but are written in two very different styles. "The Lady of Shalott" is set in medieval times and is about a young woman trapped in a tower. She cannot leave the tower or even look out the window, as she believes that if she does a curse will come upon her....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Individuality and Transcendence in Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Joyce

- Individuality and Transcendence in Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Joyce               The development of the scientific method started a revolution in thought       that changed how people viewed the world. Scientists tested theories by       creating experiments and carefully observing the results. The importance       of scientific discoveries raised questions about the role of the observer.       According to Ralph Koster, the importance of observation in science led to       the rise of the individual and an awareness of subjectivity....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Poetic Perceptions of Death

- Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) and Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) are two of the most well known poets of the 19th century. Tennyson, described as “the leading poet of the Victorian Age” and Dickinson, described as “one of America’s greatest poets” both won most of acclaim thanks to their strong ideas on death. Death is a common theme in any eras but it took a particular significance in the 19th century , especially in literature. As intense poets, both Dickinson and Tennyson shared their innermost views regarding death, particularly seen in Tennyson’s “Mariana”, “Crossing the Bar” and Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for death” and “Behind me—dips Eternity.” In “Because I could not s...   [tags: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Emily Dickinson]

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The Idea of Utilitarianism is Introdroduced to Britain with the Help of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species

- ... During the Victorian age Charles Darwin published a work that opposed the conventional way of thinking about religion. The Origin of Species brought out the theory that man actually evolved from a lower species rather than having been created by a higher person in power, such as god etc. This idea of thinking had brought a dark cloud over many citizens during the Victorian age, some questioned their own religion. Darwin’s work was responsible for a huge cultural debate between the old way of thinking and the new ways of thinking in the industrial revolution....   [tags: industrial revolution, good deeds, tennyson ]

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