Assonance Notes - English 202 Assonance alliteration compression and imagery represented in Lord Alfred Tennyson's\"Tithonus Tithonus is a poem written

Assonance Notes - English 202 Assonance alliteration...

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English 202 2/4/2013 Assonance, alliteration, compression, and imagery represented in Lord Alfred Tennyson's " Tithonus " Tithonus is a poem written by Lord Alfred Tennyson about a man cursing his immortality. As an aging immortal, he cannot die. He suffers because his pain will never end. He envies the mortals for their one day release from the pain of life. This character has requested this "blessing" from the gods and now realizes that even the gods cannot take it back. There are several examples of assonance, alliteration, compression and imagery in this poem. Tithonus displays assonance throughout the poem. One good example is, "And shake the darkness from their loosened manes,/And beat the twilight into flakes of fire" (lines 41-42). Notice how the words shake, manes, and flakes seem to create a very subtle flow for the lines to come together nicely. The poem also uses alliteration. This can be seen in the comment, "From thy pure brows, and from thy shoulders pure,/And bosom beating with a heart renewed./Thy cheek begins to

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