The Eagle Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Eagle

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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.

The Eagle
Ramesh T A 04 June 2012

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

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zip zap 02 March 2005

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

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Oludipe Oyin Samuel 04 June 2012

Cool, mind- tingling

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Habeeb Kayode Yahaya 05 June 2013

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'

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Quentin D C 16 June 2022

I learnt this as a child and can recite it today, at almost 82, exactly as it should be read!

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Eleanor Angel 06 May 2020

It was so nice to find and to read this poem today. It was the first poem I memorized and recited in the second grade. Now, Fifty years later, it is so rich...clasps the crag with crooked hands... Tennyson's timeless beauty. Thank you for sharing this.

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Chloe 15 February 2019

Is anyone reading this in school?

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Kalim 18 February 2019

Me at Burnham Grammar School

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Balwant dohre 09 December 2018

Very nice poem

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Paresh Chakra 28 November 2018

I enjoy. this poem. It is a very good poem

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