English 202 - Tennyson

English 202 - Tennyson - continual references to...

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) A. Poet Laureate from 1850-1892 National and political themes: honoring eminent figures, marking special occasions in the life of the nation Personal themes: mourning, loss, melancholy Social themes: role of the artist, advancements in technology, religious uncertainty, transitioning social structures and values A. “The Lady of Shalott” (1832) Medieval imagery and fantasy The artist’s isolation Ballad-like structure B. “Ulysses” (1842)
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Unformatted text preview: continual references to Ulysses’s advanced age and approaching death difference between Ulysses’s purpose and Telemachus’s work transitions in Empire? new terms of masculinity? C. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (1854) Recounts a battle in The Crimean War Acknowledges that the charge was the result of a “blunder” Honors and glorifies the cavalrymen Technologies of war Cavalryman as a symbol of a passing age...
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