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    Ulysses by Lord Alferd Tennyson Lord Alferd Tennyson presents to us in the poem “Ulysses” an old sailor, a warrior and a king who is in retrospection on his experiences of a lifetime of travel. Ulysses old age and strong will causes him to be restless and unable to be comfortable at home. He chooses a life of travel over his family because that is what he knows best. Because of his faults, we identify with his character. As a result, Ulysses attempts to go on to face a new but familiar journey

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    Tennyson, Browning, Arnold and Carlyle

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    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

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    Alfred Tennyson And His Work

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    Alfred Tennyson and His Work Alfred Tennyson was born on August 6th, 1809, at Somersby, Lincolnshire, fourth of twelve children of George and Elizabeth Tennyson. Tennyson, said to be the best poet of the Victorian era and his poetry will be discussed in this essay. Tennyson had a lifelong fear of mental illness, because several men in his family had a mild form of epilepsy, which then was thought of as a shameful disease. His father and brother Arthur made their epilepsy worse by excessive drinking

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    Tennyson as a Victorian The Victorian age was an age where many changes occurred socially, economically, and industrially. People began to explore into areas such as the earth, the human body, and how to benefit the daily lives of individuals. English literature was also something that was beginning to be developed. People's thoughts and ideas also changed with the development of the country. The peoples' ideas became more free and they accepted change more easily, yet not everybody wanted to

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    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

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    Alfred Tennyson

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    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

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    Lord Alfred Tennyson

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    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

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    Alfred Lord Tennyson

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    Alfred Lord Tennyson (an assessment on the events in Lord Tennyson’s) Start of the Victorian Era, the beginning of the industrial revolution, these were the times in which Alfred Lord Tennyson was born. With a striking good looking beard, Tennyson will be the artist of many thought provoking texts, many texts that will later be argued over and discussed for centuries. “Tennyson has seemed the embodiment of his age, both to his contemporaries and to modern readers,” in the words of Smith. However

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    Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson

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    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'

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    Tennyson and Romanticism

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    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

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