In this lesson we reviewed Tennyson’s poems, we looked at the language and methods used to tell each one.
· The Lotos Eaters - Stanza style: split between Duty and pleasures
· Ulysses- the dramatic monologue brings him to life, almost like he is talking to us.
· Tithonus- Imagery to present Life and Death.
· Mariana- Repetition to project her emotions/ mood being persistent.
· Godiva- Heroic presents women as positive.
· Lady of Shallot- Repetition and Rhyme reinforces shallots entrapment
We then looked at the ingredients for a good A) a Response and these were some of the things we found:
· The essay must relate Language, Structure, and form to NARRATIVE,
· L = analysis of main features of language and comment of effects
· S = exploration of key features of structure with perceptive evaluation on how they shape meaning
· F = Exploration and analysis of key features of for form with the evaluation of how they shape meanings. (this is closely linked to Structure)
Finally, we had a go at Writing the opening paragraph of an A) a essay question, we did this as a class.
How does Tennyson tell the story in The Lotos Eaters?
Tennyson incorporates and fuses different form of narrative to present a debate between duty and pleasure. The opening narrative stanza employs what could almost be described as a ‘mini dramatic monologue’. In the initial two lines Ulysses shouts ‘courage...this mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon’. The initial trochee here contrasts with the regulated iambic meter of the highly fixed Spenserian stanza. This shift shows Ulysses dominance and determination to lead his men home.
- Finish the essay we started in class, and comment on this AWESOME blog.
That’s all, Aisha .M.Mps. sorry it took so long to post this..