Eagles - Eagles 1st Poets Walt Whitman and Lord Tennyson...

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Eagles 12/11/05 1 st
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Poets Walt Whitman and Lord Tennyson wrote poems about eagles. Although the subject is the same, the poets vary greatly in the underlying message as well as the literary elements used. “The Eagle” by Lord Tennyson is a poem that utilizes several literary elements such as imagery. Imagery is seen during “Dalliance of the Eagles”; “The clinching interlocking claws, a living fierce, gyrating wheel.” These images suggest that the eagles are intensely mating. Other literary elements expressed are the rhyming scheme (aaa,bbb) and how Tennyson utilizes iambic tetrameter to draw significance to his work as a whole. The underlying message in Lord Tennyson’s poem is that it is lonely at the top. In the poem “The Eagle”, the eagle “clasps the crag with crooked hands.” Lord Tennyson used cacophony to show harshly the eagle holds on to the jagged rock at the top. The eagle “clasps the crag with crooked hands.” “Crooked hands” implies that the eagle is aged;
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