Tennyson Poems

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  • Tennyson Poems
    • Ulysses
      • Dramatic monologue
      • iambic pentameter
      • Poetic techniques
        • Symbolism
        • Caesura
        • Personification
        • Direct Address
        • Repetition
        • Imperative
        • punctuation - add pauses and tension
      • A war hero who has come home and taken his place as ruler but looks down on everybody except his mariners.
      • Starts off negative but gets inspiring and positive towards the end.
    • Lady of Shallot
      • Poetic techniques
        • Imagery
        • Repetition
        • Contrast in Setting
        • Pathetic Fallacy
        • Hyperbolic language
        • Anaphora
        • Forshadowing
        • Myths and  legends
        • Archaic language
      • Strucure
        • Exposition - Part 1
        • Complication - Part 2
        • Rising action - beginning of Part 3
        • Climax - end of Part 3
      • Regular rhyme scheme. Adds to the monotony of her life.
      • Anti story but with passive action.
      • A lady was cursed and has to stay in her tower and can't look at the city of Camelot so she looks through the mirror out the window and weaves everything she sees.
      • 3rd Person narrator
    • Mariana
      • Repeated Refrain. Adds to stagnation of poem
      • Regular rhyme scheme. Adds to the monotony and stillness.
      • Poetic techniques
        • Alliteration
        • Onomatopeia
        • Repetition
        • Personification
        • Assonance
        • Negated Verbs
        • Internal Rhyme scheme.
      • Her lover is gone. Dead? Ran off with another woman?
      • Anti-story
      • Epigraph.
      • Time seems an eternity.
      • 3rd person narrator
    • Godiva
      • Epigraph
      • Poetic techniques
        • archaic language
        • hyperbolic language
        • Fairy tale/ mythical feel
        • Caesura
        • Punctuation gives sense of hesitation
      • Full of action
      • irregular rhyme scheme
      • A woman goes against her husband (the Earl) and rides through the town naked naked to help the people of her town.
      • 3rd Person narrator
    • Tithonus
      • Dramatic monologue
      • Poetic techniques
        • Repetition
        • Personification
        • Archaic language
        • Imperetive
        • Sibilance
        • Contrast
      • Irregular rhyme scheme
      • A mortal man fell in love with a Goddess and wished for immortality, but not eternal youth so he keeps growing older and older but never dying. He wishes for the gift of death, which mortal men get.
      • Links to Tennyson's own depression and wish for death?
    • Lotus Eaters and Choric Song
      • Poetic techniques
        • Juxtoposition
        • Repetition
        • Personification
        • monosyllabic words
        • Foreshadowing
        • Negated verbs
        • Sibilance
        • Contrast
        • Imagery
      • Regular rhyme chemes in the Lotus Eaters
      • Irregular rhyme scheme for Choric song
      • 3rd Person narrator
      • Very little action
      • The Mariners arrive at an island and are fed  local fruits. They fall under the effect of the drug and are almost comatose and don't want to leave because they're lazy and don't want to work.

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