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    Explication of Ulysses

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    Explication Of Ulysses In this poem, Tennyson reworks the figure of Ulysses by drawing on the ancient hero of Homer's Odyssey. Homer's Ulysses learns from a prophecy that he will take a final sea voyage after killing the suitors of his wife Penelope. Ulysses finds himself restless in Ithaca and driven by "the longing I had to gain experience of the world”. Ulysses says that there is little point in his staying home "by this still hearth" with his old wife, handing out rewards and punishments

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    Ulysses Alighieri

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    Ulysses Alighieri In Dante’s “Inferno”, among many other sins, in Canto XXVI the “counselors of fraud” are being punished. These people are being constantly consumed by flames, and more importantly, as Dante points out, are forced to speak through the “tongues” or fire, which pains them greatly. This follows Dante’s idea of punishment that is the same as the sin -- just as they spoke falsely at ease, they should have great difficulty speaking now. The most prominent man in this bowge is a legendary

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    To me, Ulysses was a necessary evil, in that I thought that I would not be able to call myself a literature student unless I had read the entire novel. While my journey through Ulysses was laden with moments of bewilderment, exasperation, and self-pity, I was able to power my way through the novel with a deeper appreciation for the way James Joyce was able to create a linear story told through a series of non-linear writing styles. In retrospect, the grueling challenge of reading Ulysses made me

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    Ulysses is a grand work of superscription, the creation of a palimpsest spanning millennia of western thought, from the centuries of oral tradition. Australians confronting their insidious, invisible birthrights: cultural cringe, the "tyranny of distance" exacerbated by the "anxiety of influence"--in sum, a mythos where art, like life, is "elsewhere"-- may take tonic from Joyce's despair with his own country, the "afterthought of Europe", despite its brilliant literary stars: Swift, Wilde, Yeats

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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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    Ulysses by James Joyce

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    Ulysses by James Joyce Many novelists directly reflect their life stories and personal circumstances in their works, so closely that the works may seem autobiographical. Although there are autobiographical parallels between James Joyce's life and that of his characters in Ulysses, the novel's scattered autobiographical details are more in the line of delightful puzzles to be ferreted out, rather than direct insights into Joyce's life. What is really important in Ulysses is not the ties to Joyce's

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    William Blake’s Influence on Joyce’s Ulysses Stephen Dedalus is a poor schoolteacher.  Poor in the sense that he lives in a one-room tower and eats nothing all day, sure, but poor mainly in the sense that he is a rotten instructor. You, Cochrane, what city sent for him? Tarentum, sir. Very good.  Well? There was a battle, sir. Very good.  Where? The boy's blank face asked the blank window. [1] He grills his students in much the same way his first teachers drilled him;

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    The Cybernetic Plot of Ulysses A paper delivered at the CALIFORNIA JOYCE conference (6/30/93) To quote the opening of Norbert Wiener's address on Cybernetics to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in March of 1950, The word cybernetics has been taken from the Greek word kubernitiz (ky-ber-NEE-tis) meaning steersman. It has been invented because there is not in the literature any adequate term describing the general study of communication and the related study of control in both machines

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    His style is varying within each novel and he is constantly challenging formal writing norms even in his afterlife. Agenbite of inwit is translated from Middle English as “Remorse of Conscience,” Joyce uses this term in several places throughout Ulysses to show introspection of principle characters in relation to guilt. Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus portray agenbite of inwit in the chapters: Telemachus,Wandering Rocks and Circe. The Ayenbite of Inwyt(original spelling) is a confessional style

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    A Rock n' Roll Ulysses

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    A Rock n' Roll Ulysses In a letter to Carlo Linati, James Joyce wrote, "Each adventure [in Ulysses]. . . should not only condition but even create its own technique" (Dettmar, from Joyce, 143). Written nearly three decades before "long players" (phonograph record albums) were to invade the marketplace, Ulysses stylistically resembles a pop album (or the other way around). Ulysses was composed of eighteen "adventures" that created their own technique. The same principle applies to pop albums

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    James Joyce's Ulysses

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    James Joyce's Ulysses "There's five fathoms out there.... A sail veering about the blank bay waiting for a swollen bundle to bob up, roll over to the sun a puffy face, saltwhite. Here I am" (18). If "Old Father Ocean" (42) is Proteus (Gifford 46), god of "primal matter" (32) corresponding with a viridian tinge of primal soup as well as the tide that washes in the ruined flotsam and jetsam of man's voyages, it makes some kind of sense that there is no corresponding symbolic organ to this episode

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    the king of Ithaca, Odysseus - Ulysses in Latin - as he travels the world on adventures. He battles great monsters, defeats enemy empires, and befriends and angers gods, before triumphantly returning home. It is easy to close The Odyssey and feel content that the story is over. However, Ulysses does not stop there. He continues to rule Ithaca for years afterwards. While it took hundreds of years, eventually a great author was able to take the complex character of Ulysses and continue his story in ways

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    Tennyson's Ulysses: A Call to Humanity

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    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). In a letter written by Tennyson, he states that “Ulysses” is about “going forward and braving the struggle of life” and it is ”written under the sense of loss‟ (Cash 6). In “Ulysses,” Tennyson takes hold of his intense grief for the loss of one of his best friends and transforms it into an ode

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    Tennyson's Ulysses and The Lotos Eaters

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    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

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    Ulysses a few Years Later

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    Many of us have studied in our dreaded English classes the classic tale of Odysseus, or Ulysses. Ulysses is the Latin name of Odysseus, and it is this Latin form that Lord Tennyson uses in his poem Ulysses. However, when this poem was written, England was losing hope. At that time the country of England was already older than Rome, so they were basically sitting there waiting for their time to come, well, until this poem made an appearance. After this poem surfaced, it brought upon a new light to

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    Ulysses by Arthur Lord Tennyson has been called one of the greatest poems in the English language. It has been cited as a key motivator to the English people when their country was going through tough times, and spurred them on to make it back on top. So what could this poem have said that was so profound? Actually, Tennyson didn’t say anything about the English people at all. He wrote the poem after the death of his friend Arthur Henry Hallam, which affected him deeply and changed the way he thought

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    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

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    Comparing Ulysses with Not My Best Side Tennyson's poem, 'Ulysses', explores many different aspects of death. It addresses the issues of growing old and coping with challenges in later life. Ulysses is a single developed monologue, in comparison 'Not my Best Side' is a three part monologue all intersecting and converging on each other. Tennyson's choice of the title 'Ulysses' arouses curiosity as he chooses the Latin translation for the name as opposed to the Greek. The poems message reflects

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    Use of Language in James Joyce's Ulysses

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    Use of Language in James Joyce's Ulysses In his essay “The Decomposing Form of Joyce’s Ulysses,” Henry Staten has argued “that Ulysses achieves some of its most characteristic effects by pressing the internal logic of mimesis to the limit, above all through onomatopoeia, which manifests in a peculiarly condensed way the self-contradictory character of the realist project” (Staten 174-5). Mimetic narrative and method are undone by an onomatopoeiac mode, which is conceived by Stephen “as the pure

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    Odyssey’s name to Ulysses, to match their Roman language? A well known Victorian author named Alfred, Lord Tennyson, brought up a question that no other author has taken into consideration. What exactly happened to the courageous Ulysses when he took the steps into seniority? Within the poem Ulysses, written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Tennyson addresses three key ideals you should consider when you realize that your life is close to its end: live your life to the fullest, keep your life

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