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Unformatted text preview: despair could express Tennysons religious doubts. In line three Tennysons tears are portrayed as a physical manifestation of emotion that originates from within. Tennyson continues stating the emotion comes from his observation of the spring and summer that has past and the bleak winter autumn will bring. As Tennyson thinks of the days that are no more (line 5) he is filled with sorrow. Tennyson contrasts the current happy autumn-fields to the past making it unclear what is wrong with the current season. This leads the reader to believe Tennyson relates more to autumn than just what it holds for the future. Tennyson does not seem to have a specific audience in mind. However, one familiar with Tennyson could interpret more from his contradictions by drawing on the blow dealt by the death of a close friend and the emotional and religious struggle that ensued for Tennyson....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course ENG 262 taught by Professor Grey during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '08