Alfred Lord Tennyson

(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England)

The Eagle - Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring'd with the azure world, he stands.
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

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Comments about The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Gold Star - 7,770 Points Frank Avon (8/31/2014 12:26:00 AM)

    To experience the difference between poetry of the 19th century and modernist poetry of the 20th, one can do no better than to compare this with William Carlos Williams' The Red Wheelbarrow. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 764 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (6/4/2014 7:32:00 PM)

    Funny and enjoyable. Had to check meaning of the word crag in the dictionary. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,240 Points Primrose Tee (6/4/2014 4:07:00 PM)

    very interesting poem hey (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,043 Points Michelle Claus (6/4/2014 2:28:00 PM)

    Precision poetry. I submit. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Matthew Medina (9/19/2013 4:06:00 PM)

    I always loved the way the poet wrote his poems.Ahhhh the good old days. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points J-prof Kayode (6/5/2013 2:37:00 AM)

    wow: wow.)) i love this poem so much that i cud say-i love the arrangement, the aaa-bbb rhyme and the admiration and description of the eagle.the theme of the poem is quiet ''admiration' the write use his stylistics to describe the aura of an eagle.thumbs up for lord tennyson' (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 643 Points Ramesh T A (6/4/2012 7:24:00 AM)

    Bird's eye view is indeed sharp to plunge sharp to catch a prey accurately! Nicely depicted! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Oludipe Oyin Samuel (6/4/2012 7:12:00 AM)

    Cool, mind- tingling (Report) Reply

  • Rookie zip zap (3/2/2005 5:55:00 PM)

    I love this poem. It is so hard to find good poems with a rhyming scheme such as this. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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