"The eagle"

Analisi testuale della poesia di Alfred Tennyson: autore, stili, tematiche (in inglese) (1 pagine formato doc)

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AUTHOR: Alfred Tennyson ( 6th August 1809, 6th October 1892) was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, fourth of twelve children of George and Elizabeth Tennyson.
Alfred Tennyson was a poet laureate of the United Kingdom, during the reign of Queen Victoria ( 24th May 1819, 22th January 1901) and he is one of the most popular English poets.

Queen Victoria was an ardent admirer of Tennyson's work
and in 1884 created him Baron Tennyson.

STYLE: This poem is written in two stanzas of three lines each and all the six lines are iambic tetrameters.
A iambic foot is structured in units of two syllables were the first syllable is unstressed and the second is stressed.

A tetrameter is a particular type of line formed by four feet.
In the second and in the third line we can see that the author varies the metrical scheme, in fact the first two feet, at the beginning of the mentioned lines, aren't iambic but trochaic. .