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The Meaning of the Motif of the Sun in Idylls of the King by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Beauty, Collapse and Change Lord Alfred Tennyson’s Idylls of the King tells the widely adapted story of King Arthur’s modest and moral rise to power, which created a peaceful society that had never previously existed. Since most tranquil times come to an end, the bulk of the story tells the slow decline of morals of Arthur...
A Literary Analysis of the Lyric Poem Tears, Idle Tears by Alfred Lord Tennyson
For my literature analysis, I chose the work, “Tears, Idle Tears,” written by Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1847 (Tennyson, 1847). The poem is non-rhyming, and in blank verse, with the same phrase at the end of each fifth line, “the days that are no more.” There are repeated words that give the poem cadence and rhythm; “sad,” and...
A Celebration of British Tradition in the Poem The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sweatshops in Shalott Many scholars could read Alfred Lord Tennyson’s famous poem, “The Lady of Shalott” as a celebration of British tradition. The poem makes allusions to Sir Lancelot, King Author’s renowned knight, and the British countryside. Attentive readers may even catch the allusion to early Western philosophy...
The Changing Mindset of the Speaker in Tennyson's Maud
How does Tennyson show the changing mind-set of the speaker in ‘Maud’? Despite denying the autobiographical nature of the speaker in ‘Maud’, Tennyson expresses through him many of the emotions and themes that pervade his work, including death, loss and eventual acceptance. The speaker presents a variety of these within the...
A Comparison of The Lady of Shallot and Ulysses by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Death is a part of everyone’s life and one can take a different attitude towards these topics. In “ The Lady of Shallot” and “Ulysses” by Lord Alfred Tennyson, the speaker portrays an attitude towards life and death in the two poems. The author uses various techniques to communicate the speaker’s attitude throughout the poe...
Exploring the Use of Language, Imagery and Verse Form to Explore Tennyson's Portrayal of His Speaker's Relationship with Maud
Tennyson’s speaker is shown to have an unhealthy fixation surrounding the character of Maud; in this extract, the speaker refers to the object of his affection as his ‘bliss’, a ‘snow-limb’d Eve’ and proclaims that he ‘would die’ to protect his lover from slander. In this essay I will be exploring the use of language, image...
Explicating Lord Alfred Tennyson's Poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
Explicating “The Charge of the Light Brigade” Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, is a narrative of the of the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War in 1854. Tennyson frames The Charge Of The Light Brigade as noble and courageous, but subtly criticizes the consequences of following the lead...
An Analysis of Geraint and Enid, a Poem Based on the Arthurian Legend by Lord Alfred Tennyson
King Arthur. That is the name given to the illusive ruler of Camelot and leader of the Knights of the Round Table. With evidence of his existence still widely shrouded in mystery, Arthurian history is better found in fable than fact. For more than a thousand years have his tales been told. Enchanting kings, queens, knights,...
Analysing the Repetitions Used in Charge of the Light Brigade by Lord Tennyson
Choose three poems and Show how the Poets Attempt to Either Contribute to,Or Destroy the Myth of Heroism Widely Upheld in Britain during the Crimean war and the Great War By Kevin Baldwin 11R War between nations' stirs up immense patriotism between the different nationalities. Soldiers are often commended for bravery, nurse...
A Plot Overview of Alfred Lord Tennyson's Poem "Mariana"
Growing up in a troubled atmosphere, Alfred Lord Tennyson, with his two older brothers, left to attend Trinity College in Cambridge. Working under the tutelage of William Whewell, he had the opportunity to write poetry (Alfred). "Mariana," published three years later, displays the depth that Tennyson learned to wr...