The poem "Ulysses" by Alfred Lord Tennyson finds Ulysses in his old age, bored with his current routine, knowing that his son will soon take over his reign but unwilling to sit still and live out his days. He accepts tha... More »

The poet Alfred Lord Tennyson uses several figures of speech throughout his poem "Ulysses." The narrator Ulysses describes himself as "roaming with a hungry heart," which is a metaphor comparing himself to a predatory an... More »

Tennyson's "Ulysses" incorporates themes of mortality, duty, purpose and desire. This poem is narrated from the point of view of Ulysses, the title character; a classic hero whose story is told in "The Odyssey." More »

Tennyson's "Ulysses" incorporates themes of mortality, duty, purpose and desire. This poem is narrated from the point of view of Ulysses, the title character; a classic hero whose story is told in "The Odyssey." More »

The poet Alfred Lord Tennyson uses several figures of speech throughout his poem "Ulysses." The narrator Ulysses describes himself as "roaming with a hungry heart," which is a metaphor comparing himself to a predatory an... More »

Alfred Lord Tennyson's "Ulysses" retells the story of Ulysses and his final sea voyage from Homer's "The Odyssey" and from Dante's "Inferno," in which the ill-fated Ulysses ends up in the Underworld. The poem also serves... More »

The theme of "The Eagle" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson is the loneliness and majesty of human existence. Through association, Tennyson makes it clear that he is using the eagle as a personification of a human, and using a num... More »