The eagle power point

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The eagle power point

  1. 1. By Alfred Tennyson
  2. 2.  He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands Ringed with the azure world, he stands
  3. 3.  The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt, he falls.
  4. 4.  “He” – personalizes the eagle, giving him an identity. Alliteration – emphasizes the hardness of a rock and the eagle’s talons.
  5. 5.  Personification and alliteration – emphasizes loneliness and isolation.
  6. 6.  Azure – sky blue signifying a clear, cloudless day. He has the sky behind him which adds to the tone off power and superiority.
  7. 7.  Personification – from high up the sea looks like an old wrinkled face = worn and been around for a long time.
  8. 8.  This signifies possession. The world belongs to him, it is his kingdom.
  9. 9.  Simile – suggests the speed and power of the eagle as he swoops down toward his prey.
  10. 10.  The poem is about an eagle perched on the side (crag) of a cliff. It swoops down to catch its prey or to his death.
  11. 11.  The intention is to convey strength and power of the eagle. The theme is power, superiority, isolation and the natural world.
  12. 12.  Simile, alliteration and personification have been used. This helps to create effective imagery We are able to imagine the eagle and the world around him. The poem is vivid and creative.
  13. 13.  Admiration Superior powerful
  14. 14.  2 stanzas of 3 lines Regular rhyme scheme aaa bbb Equal line length A regular structure – this emphasises / reinforces the perfect power.

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