• Lotus Eaters
    CONLUSION:  It is said that "his poems reflect an insight into the crises of his own age, as well as appreciation of problems that have faced all men, especially the problems of death, loss, and yearning for a more stable world" (Mazzeno 3336). Often through the use of familiar classic figures, Ten...
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  • The Lotos-Eaters by Tennyson
    I. Introduction For many years, Tennyson has attracted readers by what Edmond Gosse called "the beauty of the atmosphere which Tennyson contrives to cast around his work, molding it in the blue mystery of twilight, in the opaline haze of sunset." He is one of the greatest representative...
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  • Tennyson
    Birth Alfred Tennyson was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, the fourth of the twelve children of George Tennyson, clergyman, and his wife, Elizabeth. His father’s father had gone against all tradition in making his younger son, Charles, his principal heir, and arranging for George to enter the min...
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  • Lotos Eaters
    Summary of the lotus eaters Odysseus tells his mariners to have courage, assuring them that they will soon reach the shore of their home. In the afternoon, they reach a land “in which it seemed always afternoon” because of the languid and peaceful atmosphere. The mariners sight this “land...
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  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892) Short Biography | | | | | | Birth Alfred Tennyson was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, the fourth of the twelve children of George Tennyson, clergyman, and his wife, Elizabeth. His father’s father had gone against all tradition in making his younger s...
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