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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Greek myths function to make a thematic point in both "The Lotos-Eaters" and "Ulysses." Both poems allude to Homer's epic poem The Odyssey. In "The Lotos-Eaters," Ulysses and his men land on an...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2021, 12:23 pm (UTC)

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Tennyson, born in 1809, came of age during the time of heightening power for the Romantic poets, beginning with William Blake, who lived from 1757 to 1827, and ending with John Keats, who lived...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2018, 10:47 pm (UTC)

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson was a Victorian writer. The Victorian period's establishment revolved around Queen Victoria. The works from this period changed dramatically from the beginning (1837 to 1870)...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2011, 1:14 am (UTC)

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Rhyme scheme is defined by looking at the last word of each line of poetry. In regards to the poem in question, "The Oak" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the last word of each line of poetry is as...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2011, 8:52 am (UTC)

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Armstrong's analysis makes sense when it is placed in the intellectual tradition where Victorian poets like Tennyson followed their Romantic counterparts and preceded the Modernists. In seeing the...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2014, 12:40 am (UTC)

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Although both Tennyson and Browning are important Victorian poets, they differ in background and style. First, Tennyson was a member of the British upper classes with wealthy grandparents, but due...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2016, 6:29 pm (UTC)

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While Victorian interest in medievalism does depart from Romantic poetry, it cannot be overlooked that Romantics, such as Keats and Coleridge, did use medieval themes in their poetry. For examples...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2014, 5:57 pm (UTC)

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Tennyson is the archetypal poet of the Victorian age for several reasons which, taken together, describe his poetic style, including the central themes expressed in his verse. Like others of his...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2019, 5:38 pm (UTC)

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Given that a critical analysis is based upon a reader's own personal response to a text, any given text will, assuredly, bring about many different responses. In regard to Tennyson's poem "The...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2011, 3:53 am (UTC)

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In his works, Tennyson combined his interest for science with his (unorthodox) Christian faith. Tennyson was particularly interested in geology and biology. He was influenced by the elaboration of...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2010, 11:33 pm (UTC)

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I can gladly offer you some feedback which, hopefully, you will find constructive. In your response, you do lots of things very well. You engage with the set question, you use well-chosen...

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Victorian English society had many "ills," among them a world changing from rural and bucolic to increasingly commercial, a widening gulf between the affluent and the poor, an embrace of a...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2017, 4:21 pm (UTC)

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The kraken is a mythical sea monster in the form of a large octopus. Tennyson’s description of the kraken is almost sympathetic. He spends less time on the physical description, and more on the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2013, 4:35 pm (UTC)

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When Tennyson wrote “Ulysses,” he was still a young man, not quite in his mid-twenties. And yet the poem has a remarkable air of maturity about it that befits the ruminations of an aging king....

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Tennyson's poem "The Deserted House" can be critically analyzed in different ways depending on the interpretation of the reader. This being said, know that this is simply my own understanding of...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2011, 1:24 am (UTC)

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The easiest list to read is on the second link. Most of the research does not number his works. However, there is one site that did (second link). It has the number at 104. I'm not 100% sure if...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2009, 10:33 am (UTC)

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I think that one particular point of view that might be needed in any comparison between both poems is the fundamental approach taken in each to the natural world. In Tennyson's poem, there is a...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2012, 9:43 am (UTC)

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All great poets are poets of imagination, since imagination is the essence of all that is artistic. To understand the special qualities of Tennyson's imaginative power, we might do best by seeing...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2019, 6:55 pm (UTC)

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When Tennyson succeeds Wordsworth as Poet Laureate, his words about Wordsworth gain even more significance and meaning. Overall, the words speak to the idea that Wordsworth sought to construct a...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2012, 9:20 am (UTC)

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson (born Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, 1809-1892) is one of England's greatest poets and is second only to William Shakespeare as the most quoted of all writers (according...

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For a homework assignment on this poem, a teacher might ask students to conduct a little preliminary research on what the Kraken is. Minimal research would turn up descriptions of its origins in...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2019, 4:35 pm (UTC)

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Courage can be found in many of Tennyson's poems. Perhaps the most obvious example to examine would be "The Charge of the Light Brigade," where the Light Brigade rode into certain "death" when they...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2013, 5:44 pm (UTC)

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William Faulkner was one writer who had a negative opinion of Tennyson. Here is something interesting, amusing, and original that Faulkner has to say about the famous English poet: One wall of the...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2014, 12:09 am (UTC)

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson "The Lady of Shalott"-- Easily one of Tennyson's most well-known poems, "The Lady of Shalott" features the ideal Victorian woman, one who is virginal, focused on her womanly...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2012, 6:13 pm (UTC)

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Tennyson's 1850 poem "In Memoriam" is riddled with tokens of remorse. The poem itself is addressed to Tennyson's close companion Arthur Henry Hallam (whose initials appear in the poem's full title,...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2021, 10:42 pm (UTC)

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

One of my all time favorite poems by Tennyson would have to be "Ulysses." There seems to be so much in way of thematic richness that I find it very appealing. The idea of being able to...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2009, 8:41 pm (UTC)

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Using Idylls of the King: Song from The Marriage of Geraint by Alfred Lord Tennyson as a small sample from a extensive work, "higher level" questions are those that require application, analysis,...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2010, 3:15 am (UTC)

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A massive question that is asked in many of the poems of Tennyson is about the value of life and in particular whether it is better for people to live pale imitations of life, even though they are...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2013, 6:03 am (UTC)

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