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."
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 as a eulogy for Tennyson's friend Arthur Henry Hallam, whose death inspired the
One example of a poem with the theme of missing someone is "The Night" by Hilaire Belloc. Another example is "The Philosopher" by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
"God's Grandeur," "Pied Beauty," "As Kingfishers Catch Fire" and "Carrion Comfort" are four short poems by 19th century Catholic priest and poet Gerard Manley Hopkins that contain either Christian themes or Christian elements within them. Robert Hugh Benson and Francis Thompson are authors of other
Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th president of the United States. He was the youngest president to be elected at that time, and his legacy is intertwined with Reconstruction and standing up against inequality.
Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States, after his service on the Union side of the American Civil War. Grant's administration focused on Reconstruction, and was plagued with scandals caused by many of his political associates.
The metallic blue Ulysses butterfly (male) is not only colorful itself, but it is also attracted to blue objects. The insect is known as the "Mountain Blue" of Australia's Northern Territory.
The theme of Walt Whitman's poem "Oh Captain, My Captain" is the death of President Abraham Lincoln just as the Civil War ends. The themes of mourning the death of the one who was the captain of the ship (the nation) and rejoicing over the victory intertwine throughout the poem.
William Ernest Henley's lyric poem "Invictus" has as its theme the drive to thrive even when confronted by a difficult trial. In Henley's own life, his trial was facing tuberculosis as a young man; an infection caused him to lose one leg below the knee. However, when a similar infection struck his o
Some good remembrance-themed poems are "Remember" by Christina Georgina Rossetti and "A House I Once Knew" by Leo VanMeer. Another poem that remembers childhood is "Celebrating Childhood" by Adonis.