Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson


It little profits that an idle king,

By this still hearth, among these barren crags,

Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole

Unequal laws unto a savage race,

That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.

I cannot rest from travel: I will drink Continue reading

Critical analysis of Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Critical analysis of Ulysses

Subjective Note: The poem expresses the insatiable thirst of the human soul for knowledge. It was the spirit of the Italian Renaissance that made modern Europe what it is today. He has also given us here a picture of that mind. He kept up his attitude of mind throughout life and repeated in poem after poem the idea of the eternal search after truth beyond the limits hitherto attained.    

Philosophy: The philosophy of Ulysses in the poem is Tennyson’s Continue reading

Locksley Hall by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Locksley Hall by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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COMRADES, leave me here a little, while as yet ’tis early morn:
Leave me here, and when you want me, sound upon the bugle horn.
’Tis the place, and all around it, as of old, the curlews call,
Dreary gleams about the moorland flying over Locksley Hall;
Locksley Hall, that in the distance overlooks the sandy tracts,


And the hollow ocean-ridges roaring into cataracts. Continue reading

Tennyson is The Revolutionary Poet of Victorian Era

Discuss, Alfred Lord Tennyson is the revolutionary poet of Victorian Era.


The life and works of Tennyson are remarkable to all. From the beginning to the end of his life he seems to have been dominated by the impulse of poetry. His poems are full of knowledge. He has created his poetry about ‘Politics’. ‘Lady’, ‘religion’, ‘Science’ and ‘Society’.


Alfred Lord Tennyson is considered as the representative poet of Victorian era for the following reasons:  Continue reading

Summary of The Lotos- Eaters By Alfred Lord Tennyson

Summary of The Lotos- Eaters By Alfred Lord Tennyson


Summary: Ulysses and his sailors came to the strange land of the Lotos-Eaters in the time of their wandering. It was an island where sad, mild-eyed lotos-eaters live. The land is always seemed afternoon and all the things also seemed the same. A sleepy dream air always blew all around the coast. Innumerable streams descended on the valley like wreaths of smoke, under unenergetic moon. For above, the rosy sunset made the three old, snow-clad mountain tops blush. The sun seemed to be setting in the west, but doing so slowly. Continue reading

Summary of Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Summary: Ulysses, king of Ithaca, had returned to his kingdom after twenty years of the Trojan War. He has wandered different strange and unknown places and seen many countries, lands and woods. At last he has returned to his house with full of experiences. Still speaking to himself he proclaims that he “cannot rest from travel” but feels compelled to live to the fullest and swallow every last drop of life. He has enjoyed all his experiences as a sailor who travels the seas, and he considers himself a symbol for everyone who wanders and roams the earth. Ulysses declares that his travels and encounters have shaped who he is: “I am a part of all that I have met,” he asserts. Ulysses declares that it is boring to stay in one place, and that to remain stationary is to rust rather than to shine;  Continue reading

Critical Analysis of Tithonus by Alfred Lord Tennyson


Tithonus is a mythological poet of Alfred Tennyson who is a poet of Victorian age.In the poem he has mentioned the unpleasant immortality and the horrible sufferings of Tithonus. He also mentions that the result of the opposite sides of nature is always terrible and it always bears the horrible sufferings.   

The woods in the forests grow old and their leaves fall to the ground. Man is born, works the earth, and then dies and is buried underground. Yet the speaker, Tithonus, is cursed to live forever. Tithonus tells Aurora, goddess of the dawn, that he grows old slowly in her arms like a “white-haired shadow” wandering in the east. Continue reading