Tennyson, Browning, Arnold
- Why does Tennyson call the poem "Ulysses" instead of
- How does the poem relate to Dante's Inferno,
- How does the poem relate to Milton's Paradise Lost,
- In what way is Ulysses a typical Victorian man?
- How are Achilles and Telemachos parallel to Tennyson's
late friend Arthur Hallam?
- Do you view Ulysses as positive, negative, or some
combination of both?
- How do you read the lines "Yet all experience is an arch
where through / Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades / For ever
and for ever when I move"? Is this an image of purposeful imagination or of
Browning's "My Last Duchess"
- What is the dramatic situation in the poem? What is
- What do we know about the duchess?
- What is the overall structure of the poem? In other
words, how might you divide it into sections.
- What does the poem say about art?
- What technical things reinforce the meaning of the poem?
- Loaded words
- Why does the duke conclude with the image of Neptune
taming a seahorse?
- How is "My Last Duchess" parallel to "Porphyria's
Arnold's "Dover Beach"
- What is the poem's setting?
- What does Arnold say about the sea?
- How does he connect the sea at Dover to the Sea of
- According to this poem, what is the solution to
- Is "Dover Beach" similar or different from the following
poem by Yeats?
The Nineteenth Century and After
Though the great song return no
There's keen delight in what we
The rattle of pebbles on the
Under the receding wave.
- How is "Dover Beach" similar to "Tintern Abbey"?
- Is "Dover Beach" a Greater Romantic Lyric?
- In "The Dover Bitch," what is the speaker's criticism of
Arnold? Is it a fair one?