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Ulysses Tennyson & Sonnets from the Portugese Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Department
English
Course
English 2033E
Professor
Gabrielle Ceraldi
Semester
Winter

Description
th Major British Authors – Feb 25 Ulysses - Tennyson - Tennyson’s own need of going forward & braving the struggle of life - Written under a sense of loss & all had gone by but still must be fought out until the end - Hero Ulysses – comparisons to Beowulf? - A couple different kinds of heroes: older-fashioned, romantic hero in Ulysses (and more concerned with himself & his own glory), Telemachus more focused on the needs of his community/people (more modern, Victorian hero(?)) - Dramatic Monologue – helps to illuminate the character, single character speaking unmediated by a narrator, silent but implied audience, type of lyric poem, speech in a specific situation at a critical moment - “Hungry Heart” by Bruce Springstein - Mid-life crisis? Elizabeth Ba
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