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The Culture of Victorian England: Alfred Lord Tennyson's Ulysses and Robert Browning's Prophyria's Lover
Two works that reflect the Victorian Era well are Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses” and Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover”. Both pieces speak to the era and culture of Victorian England. Compared to the twenty first century, Victorian England seems like a distant and strange land with a seemingly strange and foreign feel...
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...
An Analysis of the theme of Evil in Tennyson’s Merlin and Vivien"
Tennyson’s “Merlin and Vivien” The Manipulative Evil 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 simultane...
A Biography of Alfred Tennyson
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 famil...
A Powerful Poem in Alfred Lord Tennyson's the Eagle
Matt Ifkovitz Period 2 The Eagle 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 t...
A Comparison of the Portrayal of War in Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen and The Charge of the Light Brigade by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Since before man could begin to remember, war has been an omnipresent course of action as conflict has been, and still is, wide spread throughout the world. War is seen by some as a grim evil, while others perceive it to be a brave and glorious feat. These conflicting views have been the themes behind many works of literatu...
An Analysis of In Memoriam by Lord Alfred Tennyson
In Memoriam ‘’Behold we know not anything I can but trust that good shall fall At last –far off-at last to all And every winter change to spring.’’ Tennyson’s poem, In Memoriam, was written in memory of his good friend that died. Tennyson expresses his grief and mourns for his loss through the poem. He is grieving when...
The Heroes in Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Heroes : The Child Within The epic tale has entertained and inspired since the beginning of recorded history. Whether told by a wise elder or read about in an old, leather-bound volume, accounts of heroes traversing the unknown and encountering mystical beasts have always aroused feelings of excitement in children. However...
The Use of Descriptive Language in the Lady of Shallot by Alfred Tennyson
In any piece of lyrical poetry, authors must masterfully use the language of the poem to covey the intended meaning. In order to ensure the meaning is not lost, it is imperative that the author incorporates various aspects of the narrative to escalate the poem past its face value. Alfred Tennyson’s poem “The Lady of Shallot...
A Lamenting Poem in Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson
Alferd Tennysons’s “Ulysses ”Alfred Tennyson’s ‘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...
The Use of Imagery in The Lady of Shallot by Alfred Tennyson
In Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shallot”, Tennyson describes the dispirited story of a reclusive woman, the Lady of Shallot, bound by a curse to weave a never-ending web. The curse includes the Lady of Shallot being forbidden to glance at the town of Camelot. Tennyson portrays the “magic web” that she weaves and rel...
The Purpose of the Journey in the Poem Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THEIR JOURNEYS? Mary Espedal English IV 9/20/00 The Victorian period lasted from 1830 to 1880. This era marks the climax of Englands rise to economic and military supremacy. The Victorians brought increasing efforts to achieve political, social, and economic quests to met changes made by industri...
An Analysis of the Descriptive Nature of the Writing by Tennyson
John Boorman adapted the Passing of Arthur in the movie Excalibur. Movies are not the only adaptations of Tennysons poem but there are several art and music adaptations. Examples of these adaptations include music by Loreena McKennit and paintings by John William Waterhouse, Howard Pyle and Arthur Rackham. In Bela...
The Portrayal of Mist Imagery in Alfred Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King
In the book Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson there are many things throughout the different stories that show mist imagery. The significance of mist imagery is important. It could mean something new is coming, represent good, bad, or death. Mist can also help give a sense of feeling. Mist imagery can foreshadow e...
The Metaphor of the Fall Season in the Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson
FALL For me the fall is an exhilarating time of year. A time of change, an in-between period of muddled and varied weather. For others who view fall as a short time before a dreary winter, fall takes on a less colorful face. Alfred Lord Tennyson uses fall metaphorically throughout "The Lady of Shalott" to illustr...
The Ulysses Rebellion Against Conformity by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Conformity and Rebellion The poem I chose to write about is Ulysses, by Alfred Lord Tennyson. It is a poem based on Homers Odyssey, which is the story of Odysseus (Ulysses) and his journeys. Odysseus was King of Ithaca and leader of the Greek army. The Greeks sailed into Troy to fight what turned out to be a lengthy bat...