The Eagle<br />Lord Alfred Tennyson<br />(1809-1892)<br />
Life<br />	Tennyson was born on 6thAugust 1809 in Somersby, Lincolnshire. <br />The fourth of twelve children.<br />	He wa...
Alfred with his wifeEmily (1813-1896)his son Hallam (1852-1928) andLionel (1854-1886).<br />
 Farringford- Lord Tennyson's residence on the Isle of Wight<br />
He is the second most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford dictionary of Quotations after Shakespeare.<br />"'Tis better...
The Eagle<br />
The Eagle<br />He clasps the crag with crooked hands;  Close to the sun in lonely lands,  Ringed with the azure world, he ...
Alliteration <br />He clasps the crag with crooked hands;  <br />	The hard consonant /k/ in the three words.<br />	Could i...
Symbols<br /> Close to the sun in lonely lands,  <br />Close to the sun - This could illustrate the status of a person.<br...
Personification<br /> He clasps the crag with crooked hands Ringed with the azure world, he stands. <br />	The wrinkled se...
Simile<br /> 	<br />The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;  He watches from his mountain walls,  And like a thunderbolt he f...
The Eagle<br />	He clasps the crag with crooked hands;  Close to the sun in lonely lands,  Ringed with the azure world, he...
Adjectives<br />Tennyson used the pairing of two-syllable adjectives with one-syllable nouns to help keep the meter of the...
Syllables<br />  	He used no word longer than two syllables until the last line.<br />Thunderbolt <br />3 syllables<br />	...
Compare this poem to Ted Hughes’s “Hawk Roosting.” Why do you think both birds are portrayed with such nobility? Which poe...
This poem has references to the ancient Greek myth of Icarus. <br />Study that story, and explain how you think knowing it...
Carol Wolff<br />
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  • The Sun is symbolic of a god, The eagle of a noble person the sea the ordinary people.
  • Aeroplanes were not invented at the time the poem was written, the image of the sea crawling was not known to many.
  • Single rhyme in each stanza—affirms the singleness and aloneness of the eagle.The first stanza shows motionless whereas the second shows movement – crawls, watches and he falls. Motionless to action
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    1. 1. The Eagle<br />Lord Alfred Tennyson<br />(1809-1892)<br />
    2. 2. Life<br /> Tennyson was born on 6thAugust 1809 in Somersby, Lincolnshire. <br />The fourth of twelve children.<br /> He was the son of a clergyman. Rev. George Clayton Tennyson.<br />
    3. 3. Alfred with his wifeEmily (1813-1896)his son Hallam (1852-1928) andLionel (1854-1886).<br />
    4. 4.  Farringford- Lord Tennyson's residence on the Isle of Wight<br />
    5. 5. He is the second most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford dictionary of Quotations after Shakespeare.<br />"'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all”<br />"Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die”<br />"My strength is as the strength of ten, / Because my heart is pure”<br />"Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers”<br />"The old order changeth, yielding place to new".<br />
    6. 6. The Eagle<br />
    7. 7. The Eagle<br />He clasps the crag with crooked hands;  Close to the sun in lonely lands,  Ringed with the azure world, he stands. <br />  <br />The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;  He watches from his mountain walls,  And like a thunderbolt he falls. <br />
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    9. 9. Alliteration <br />He clasps the crag with crooked hands;  <br /> The hard consonant /k/ in the three words.<br /> Could it suggest hardness of the rock and firmness of the bird?<br />
    10. 10. Symbols<br /> Close to the sun in lonely lands,  <br />Close to the sun - This could illustrate the status of a person.<br />In lonely lands – This could point out how lonely someone can be in this position.<br />
    11. 11. Personification<br /> He clasps the crag with crooked hands Ringed with the azure world, he stands. <br /> The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;  He watches from his mountain walls,  And like a thunderbolt he falls. <br />  azure – a deep blue sky blue colour <br />
    12. 12. Simile<br />  <br />The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;  He watches from his mountain walls,  And like a thunderbolt he falls. <br />What is the effect of the simile?<br />
    13. 13. The Eagle<br /> He clasps the crag with crooked hands;  Close to the sun in lonely lands,  Ringed with the azure world, he stands. <br /> The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;  He watches from his mountain walls,  And like a thunderbolt he falls. <br />
    14. 14. Adjectives<br />Tennyson used the pairing of two-syllable adjectives with one-syllable nouns to help keep the meter of the poem intact.<br />“crooked hands,” <br />“lonely lands,” <br />“azure world,” <br />“wrinkled sea,” <br />“mountain walls.”  <br />
    15. 15. Syllables<br />  He used no word longer than two syllables until the last line.<br />Thunderbolt <br />3 syllables<br /> It conveys power which any eagle certainly has.<br />
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    17. 17. Compare this poem to Ted Hughes’s “Hawk Roosting.” Why do you think both birds are portrayed with such nobility? Which poem do you think contradicts that noble appearance most? How? <br />
    18. 18. This poem has references to the ancient Greek myth of Icarus. <br />Study that story, and explain how you think knowing it helps a reader interpret what Tennyson is saying here. <br />
    19. 19. Carol Wolff<br />
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