The Purpose of this Blog

Your task on this blog is to write a brief summary of what we learned in class today. Include enough detail so that someone who was ill or missed the lesson can catch up with what they missed. Over the course of the term, these 'class scribe' posts will grow to be a guide book for the course, written by students for students.

With each post ask yourself the following questions:
1) Is this good enough for our guide book?
2) Will your post enable someone who wasn't here to catch up?
3) Would a graphic/video/link help to illustrate what we have learned?

Friday, 3 February 2012

Who wants to live forever?


The story (short)

The Man Ulysses was a greek legend who battled on troy and sailed over the seas, finding new adventures and women. He became king when he went home and became old and bored of doing nothing but creating laws. He wants to leave his home and fight and die at sea with his crew mates.

we learned about the four types of dramtic monologue.

1. dialogic dramtic monologue which is when only one speaker can talk and no one else.

2.interior dramtic monologue which is a characters perosnal thoughts.

3. oration dramtic monologue which is a public speech.

4.narration dramtic monologue which is when a person tells a story from another person they had herd it from.

In Ulysses I would say dialogic,inertior and oration dramic monologue is used to voice Ulysses. Also Tennyson uses of a focal spotlight shows that everything is focused on Ulysses. There is also a active and inactive contrast of setting, 'barren crags' and 'windy troy' this shows there is more life as he talks about his old adventures and more boredem for his own home.

The iambic penemetre shows he does not want to stop, along with the structure as the poem has massive verses about his adventure and hate for his his home while when he talks about his son there is a contrast as that verse is tiny compared to the first and last.


  1. Thanks for saying the types of dramatic monologue that feature in the poem.

  2. Really helpful blog,putting the 4 types of dramatic monologue helped me a lot.

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