famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

The Eagle (A Fragment ) Analysis



Author: Poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson Type: Poetry Views: 1136





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.










Sponsor


122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!



||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

.: :.

In persian we say بخواب بذار راحت بره، از نقد مزخرفت ممنون، واقعاً چرند و پرند گفتی.

| Posted on 2013-06-05 | by a guest


.: :.

There are several viable explanations for this poem, but none more revealing than this slimy poop steaming through my fingers.

| Posted on 2013-03-12 | by a guest


.: :.

The poem The Eagle is really a beautiful peom in which the writer tennyson used a series of metaphor in order to aware the reader of the qualities of the eagle how much the eagle is powerful,it has a keen eye sight,it\'s the best huntern the peot shows its flying style that the eagle flies down to scoop out its prey as fast as the thunderbolt and tennyson also showed its habbit of living alone at the very peak of the mountain..i hope you all would like..

| Posted on 2012-11-23 | by a guest


.: :.

Tennyson personifies the Eagle via the use of the claws becoming hands, he also shows the power in the use of words and how the Eagle chooses to be alone, is like the lion in comparison of nature, pride on the top of the rock/mountain as he looks down on all that happens beneath him, he has the control and the ability to choose his time to catch his prey, who stands noo chance as he is like a thunderbolt and nothing can stand in the way of nature as nature is the most pooerful thing on earth that can not be controlled.

| Posted on 2012-06-13 | by a guest


.: :.

.: :..
I agree with all of the other comments, particularly the interpretation regarding the british empire. I would also like to add the during the American revolutionary war many of the fighting tactics involved waiting and watching from behind mountains and hills (like the eagle is \"He watches from his mountain walls\") for the british to arrive. Also that Tennyson liked to write about mythology, the thunderbolt could be a reference to Zeus (A Greek God)and the falling to the tale of Icarus (who flew too close to the sun and the wax holding his artificial wings together melted, causing him to fall into the sea).

| Posted on 2011-05-07 | by a guest


.: :.

.: :..
I agree with all of the other comments, particularly the interpretation regarding the british empire. I would also like to add the during the American revolutionary war many of the fighting tactics involved waiting and watching from behind mountains and hills (like the eagle is \"He watches from his mountain walls\") for the british to arrive. Also that Tennyson liked to write about mythology, the thunderbolt could be a reference to Zeus (A Greek God)and the falling to the tale of Icarus (who flew too close to the sun and the wax holding his artificial wings together melted, causing him to fall into the sea).

| Posted on 2011-05-07 | by a guest


.: :.

what are the interpretations in the poem the eagle

| Posted on 2011-01-27 | by a guest


.: :.

Well I obviously read into it too much! I thought that the Eagle represents America- after all the Eagle is the National Embelem of the USA. "Close to the sun in lonley lands" I believed that this is symbolic of how America as a nation had risen into prominence from colonisation, but isnt fully matured yet (At The Time obvs)- only close to the sun, which is symbolic of development as a society."Lonley lands" just describes how vast and sparsely populated the North American continent was.
"Ring'd with the azure world, he stands" i thought the Azure world represents the British empire. Blue (or Azure just another name for blue)was the colour of the uniform worn by the British Navy- the most powerful (at the time) in the world, Britain had dominion over the seas and was said to 'rule the waves'. The "world" is symbolic of Britains vast Empire, therefore a 'blue empire' as it was an Empire constructed by the highest ranking naval power.And America is "Ring'd" with Azure as Britian (who once ruled America) left it's inprint and influence upon them, alowing the Nation to mature after their Indepdence was granted.
"The wrinkled sea beneath him" refers to Britains surrender of America and how they are forced to accept America as a world power after America became a prominent Economic Nation, and that Britain is somewhat resentful of it's ex Colony.
"He watches from his mountain walls" This portrays Americas strong Nationalist/isolationist view (at the time) when viewing the rest of the world. America biult up "mountain walls" or strong walls as a foundation of power as well as a deterence from interference by other countries, due to it's colonial past.
"And like a thunderbolt he falls" shows Americas decent into civil war which happend between 5 and 10 years after this poem was written (I am not sure of the ezact date it was written. Or it could be interpreted as America ermeging fully as a Nation, or falling back into a more involved relationship with Britain and other countries.
Well I know that is really weird and probably wrong- but that is just what the poem meant to me. Infact it's about an actual Eagle- wow I guess some things really are what they seem lol.

| Posted on 2010-05-25 | by a guest


.: :.

The Eagle a beatiful poem is about an eagle on a cliff very high and lands on a prey .It is beautiful.

| Posted on 2009-12-11 | by a guest


.: :.

The eagle is a poem in which show an eagle as a poerful animal, powerful and imporant who is looking and observing his "kingdom",then he falls from his peak. this can mean two things one that he is very acurate and prises because it went to scoop down its pray or that something went wrong with the eagle . Most probably the poet is telling us that man shouldnt interfear with nature as it can cause grat harm to this powerful craeture.

| Posted on 2009-06-13 | by a guest


.: :.

i believe this poem is about and eagle, on a cliff, about to jump.

| Posted on 2009-03-30 | by a guest


.: :.

Addition to the other Analyasis he is waiting for fish to come out so he can catch them to eat.

| Posted on 2008-10-04 | by a guest


.: about the poem :.

the poet describs an eagle. the eagle is descib as a he rather than it, this shows he has repect for the animal. the ealgy is 'close to the sun' so we can tell that he is really high up, under him is the se, he watches it, we no he is waiting for something to happen,and than ' like a thunederbolt' show the incrible speed and natural power he has.

| Posted on 2008-05-11 | by a guest




Post your Analysis




Message

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!







Most common keywords

The Eagle (A Fragment ) Analysis Alfred, Lord Tennyson critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. The Eagle (A Fragment ) Analysis Alfred, Lord Tennyson Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique The Eagle (A Fragment ) Analysis Alfred, Lord Tennyson itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help



Poetry 182
Poetry 8
Poetry 51
Poetry 150
Poetry 126
Poetry 110
Poetry 186
Poetry 14
Poetry 140
Poetry 147
Poetry 194
Poetry 14
Poetry 134
Poetry 55
Poetry 152
Poetry 36
Poetry 130
Poetry 104
Poetry 25
Poetry 70