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victorian era english
tennyson and his poetry
wrote in pastoral, romantic style
Idylls of the king?
about king arthur legend
about a gigantic book
very idealistic interpretation
The Lady of Shallott?
poem has refrain
she is an artist who weaves a tapestry, she cant look out the window so she looks at reflection in the mirror
*isnt looking at life head on, looks at it 2nd hand
She gets tired of living her life this way and tries to experiance life herself and break out of artist world
*she cant cope with reality and should stay in her own world
-when she leaves tower, she ends up dying
what poem is a dramatic monologue?
ulysses by tennyson
gets personality of speaker
talks about life as old man
**wants to live life to the fullest, dont waste your life by sitting and doing nothing
his body may be weak, but he still has the heart to push on
***positive attitude towards life
Ulysses greek name?
example of elegy?
written for Arthur Henry W
*poem is scenes of ups and downs of him trying to reconcile his life to his friends death
pt. 27 in memoriam?
doesnt envy bird because its in a cage, while he is free
*he can think, while beast goes by instinct
pt. 54 in memoriam?
trust that bad things happen for a reason and good will come out of it
pt. 130 in memoriam?
just because he's not there doesnt mean he loves him less
**hes always with him
which poem was important to tennysone?
Crossing the bar
Crossing the bar?
go out to open sea : him dying and going up to heaven
which poem is at the end of all of tennyson's anthologies?
crossing the bar