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Unformatted text preview: The complete opposite is true for the speaker in Tennysons poem Ulysses. In this poem the reader meets a narrator that cannot rest from travel. He is not content unless he is on the move and learning new things. In this poem the narrator welcomes old age as long as he can continue to travel. This outlook is the opposite of what is found in Wordsworths poem. In Tintern Abby the narrator revels in the past and speaks of his youth as a better and simpler time. In the poems Tintern Abbey and Ulysses similarities can be found in the structure but differences come up once the reader examines the speakers intentions. In Wordsworths poem the reader meets a narrator that is reveling in the past and is comforted by it. Whereas in Tennysons poem the reader is exposed to a man that is looking forward to the future and seems only to be please when he is on the move....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course ENGL 203 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '08