What are the qualities of the eagle defined in Alfred Lord Tennyson's "The Eagle?"  

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Alfred Lord Tennyson's "The Eagle" gives very specific qualities to the main subject of the poem: the eagle. Within each line, one can identify specific traits the eagle possesses.

"He crasps the craig with crooked hands." Here, the eagle shows its possession of strength and wisdom. His strength is obvious; hos wisdom may not be. One could interpret his "crooked hands" as a representation of age and with his age comes wisdom.

"Close to the sun in loney lands." This line illustrates the eagle's ability to be...

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