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Lord Ullin's Daughter

Thomas Campbell uses a number of poetic devices in his poem “Lord Ullin’s Daughter.” Campbell uses alliteration, enjambment, an ABAB rhyming scheme, personification, and strong imagery in this...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2016, 10:10 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

The boatman agreed to ferry Lord Ullin’s daughter and her lover across Lochgyle for her sake, not for the lover’s. The ballad tells the tale of a willful young lady who elopes with her lover, the...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2013, 7:53 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

A chieftain of the Scottish Highlands, the Chief of Ulva's isle, has turned up at Lochgyle with Lord Ullin's daughter, the young lady with whom he's eloped. It's fair to say that Lord Ullin's not...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2021, 11:08 am (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

Thomas Campbell, a Scottish poet, visited the Isle of Mull in 1795. Located in the Hebrides Islands, it lies parallel to the Isle of Ulva mentioned in Campbell's poem "Lord Ullin's Daughter,"...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2012, 6:22 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

The “fatal shore” is a metaphor for how the lover will be killed by the lady’s father if he returns to the shore. This poem is about a tragic love story. In ballad form, we learn how the lady and...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2013, 7:14 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

The most striking image in “Lord Ullin's Daughter” is that of the stormy seas across which the eponymous heroine and her lover escape from Lord Ullin and his men. Lord Ullin and his posse are in...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2020, 10:08 am (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

Thomas Campbell stayed on the Isle of Mull for two years. Parallel to Mull is the Isle of Ulva with Lochgyle between them. This is the setting of Campbell's poem "Lord Ullin's Daughter" written...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2012, 2:08 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

"The water-wraith was shrieking" means that the waters of Lochgyle became tempest-tossed as Lord Ullin's daughter and her beloved attempt to cross the water. The storm is so fierce that it seems...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2017, 9:26 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

Lord Ullin is a very angry man. His daughter has run off with a chieftain—the Chief of Ulva's Isle, no less—and he and his men are in hot pursuit. If they should catch up with the eloping lovers,...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2019, 10:03 am (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

The lady personifies the storm when she tells the boatman that she would rather face the “raging of the skies” than her angry father. The lover explains to the boatman that they need to go out in...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2013, 5:38 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

The speaker relates the events of this tragic tale in such a way as to incite sympathy from the reader. He does this not by dividing the tale up into good guys and bad guys and siding with the...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2020, 10:53 am (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

This quote from the poem comes towards the end, when Lord Ullin reaches the shore where his daughter and her lover have just been, and he is able to see them and the ferryman as they brave the...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2013, 6:33 am (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

Lord Ullin is afraid that he will lose his daughter. She's just run off with her lover, and Lord Ullin and some of his men are in hot pursuit. Clearly, His Lordship doesn't think that his...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2019, 7:13 am (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

In order to recognise and understand the features of the poem 'Lord Ullin's Daughter' by Thomas Campbell it is useful to look at the life and background of Thomas Campbell himself.Thomas Campbell...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2013, 11:53 am (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

After disobeying her father and running away with the chieftain, Lord Ullin's daughter is pursued by her father's men. To keep ahead of these men, she and her beloved must go across Lochgyle in the...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2017, 7:43 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

The young couple in love, Lord Ullin's daughter and the Chieftain of Ulva, are fleeing her father's men. They are, evidently, being pursued because Lord Ullin does not approve of his daughter's...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2018, 3:04 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

The atmosphere that Thomas Campbell creates in "Lord Ullin's Daughter" is charged with gloom and doom. We sense something of it from the very first stanzas of the poem. The setting is the Scottish...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2019, 2:28 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

A pathetic fallacy is the attribution of human emotions to parts of nature. Before Lord Ullin's daughter and her beloved drown while fleeing across the loch, tempests, or storms, gather around the...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2016, 5:15 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

Thomas Campbell spent time on the isle of Mull, which is part of the Hebrides. Across a narrow strait called Lochglye is the island of Ulva. This is the setting for Campbell’s poem, ”Lord...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2012, 1:47 pm (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

In the poem 'Lord Ullin's daughter' Thomas Campbell displays much of the Romantic poet's admiration for imagination in poetry. So one of the first places to look in the poem is for examples of...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2010, 12:39 am (UTC)

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

The idea of nature as menacing is best exemplified in the following lines: And in the scowl of heaven each face Grew dark as they were speaking. The scowl is a brooding, disapproving facial...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2018, 2:59 am (UTC)

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