Alfred lord tennyson


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Alfred lord tennyson

  1. 1. Mrs. Cogswell, AP Eng. IV, Per. 6 By: Colleen Blanco-Chacon, Jon Claude Colbert Abby Batuyong, & Navid Choudhury
  2. 2.  Victorian era British writer, novelist, poet.  Poet Laureate of the UK during much of QueenVictoria's reign.  Remains one of the most popular poets in the English language.  Works include, “CrossingThe Bar,” and “The Eagle.”
  3. 3.  Born in Somersby, Lincolnshire,  George and Elizabeth Tennyson’s son & fourth of 12 children.  Derived from a middle- class line ofTennysons, with noble and royal ancestry.
  4. 4.  United KingdomVictoria Era  QueenVictoria's reign from June 1837 until her death on the 22nd of January 1901.  The reign was a long period of prosperity for the British people: • Profits gained from the overseas British Empire, • & from industrial improvements at home.
  5. 5.  Title: “The Eagle” sounds as if it would be about birds, perhaps about nature and how dominant the eagle is.  Paraphrase:The poem is about death also. It doesn’t seem like the person was happy with the “azure world” and with like “crawl”. Possibly about someone who used to be strong but something happened and it changed their life and then he died.
  6. 6.  Connotations:Words like “clasps” describe the eagle’s tight hold. Also “lonely” describes the eagle’s isolation from the world.The words, “
  7. 7.  Title: CrossingThe Bar: Entering into a new persona.  Paraphrase:The ocean & tide with sunsets crossing spirits crossing over into heaven.  Connotations: “Sunset & evening star”= transition. “Put out to sea” & “When I embark”= dying. “Flood”= Noah and the ark. “Pilot”= God.  Attitude: Sadness but without mourning- pride in death, acceptance to meet God. [Not Afraid!]  Shifts: 1st 3 Stanzas: Contemplating voyage. Last Stanza: Contemplating Destination.  Title (After Reading): No new meaning.  Theme: Death be not afraid, for the ocean brings new tides of life.
  8. 8.  Subject: (Title) Crossing Over from dying as a human to going to heaven as a spirint.  Occasion: Passing away of a relative or personal struggle for life.  Audience: General, grieving over death.  Purpose:The speaker wants the audience to not mourned over his death & say that the ocean calms the spirits.  Speaker:The writer’s life is coming to an end & he is proud & doesn’t want his audience to mourn his death.  Tone: