“Ulysses” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson learnt about the sudden death of his dear friend Henry Hallam, in October 1833. Hallam’s death disturbed Tennyson, and he decided to write “Ulysses” in his memory. The poem is a tribute to his lifelong friend. In Homer’s Odysseys poem Odysseys travels from the Trojan War for a period of ten years to […]

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The Charge of the Light Brigade – the memory of the great British victory

The poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson leaves a lasting vivid memory of the great British victory over the Russians at the battle of Balaklava. He makes the charge on the Russians memorable by the use of technical devices, which shows the courage and unquestionable loyalty of the men and […]

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Light Brigade by Lord Tennyson

In this essay I am going to compare and contrast the Charge of the Light Brigade with two pre 1914 poems, but I am mainly going to use Dulche et Decorum Est. I will however refer to the poem Disabled by Wilfred Owen. I am going to start off by comparing how the authors have […]

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War Poetry

In this piece of course-work I am going to look at a few poems that are based around the trouble of war. I will first write a few lines about the poets that I will examine. Wilfred Owen, Wilfred Owen was born in Shropshire, in 1893. He was educated at both Liverpool and London University. […]

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War poems

War poetry brings history to life by telling us both the private and public thoughts of men and women who have experienced conflict between nations or indeed within nations. War poetry is among the most striking, touching and moving of all poetry. I have tried to choose my poems carefully to show both the glory […]

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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria’s reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. [2] Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as “Break, Break, Break”, “The Charge of the Light Brigade“, “Tears, […]

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

“The Charge of the Light Brigade”. Throughout the poem, Tennyson uses strong imagery and metaphors to help describe the dangers that the Brigade faced, which explained the reason to honor the Brigade for their victory. Tennyson’s repetition of statements and words puts emphasis on certain lines. The uses of imagery and repetition of statements and […]

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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson was a genius in the mid-Victorian. His works on the Lady of Shalott gave a powerful presentation of the anxieties and aspirations during those times.

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