Lady of Shalott

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The poem, The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tenneyson is a very descriptive and graphic work of art that addresses the fact that a man is making his way to a castle to go meet the Lady of Shalott. The reader sees the poem as one that is made up of nine length stanzas. Each stanza is nine lines long but has a lot of detail of what he is seeing and wondering. The poems imagery is in a simple form. The reason for doing so is because of the long lined stanzas that are lazy but expressive. Tenneyson used obscure and unclear language to go along with the messiness of the poem which accents the storm being described in the poem. For example, the long stanzas and long lines mixing in details to make you wonder what the man is seeing. The poems sound is also detailed. The purpose of this is to cause restlessness in the reader, there is no rhyme scheme, but there is pattern and Tenneyson has an organization of the stanzas in the poem. The senses that are mainly targeted in this poem are sight, feel, and hearing. Tenneyson creates a vivid picture for the reader, for example, “Tis the fairy The Lady of Shalott.” The reader is made to feel the elements of nature through the poem. This brings the reader to some of the little figurative language found in this poem. Just like other things in this poem, they are directed and related to nature. In a simile, comparing aspens quiver, as there is a little breeze, “Willows whiten, aspens quiver, 
Little breezes dusk and shiver” From here, the reader is exposed personification, “The knights come riding two and two. 
She hath no loyal Knight and true, 
The Lady of Shalott.” The two knights riding in is showing she has no true knight. In conclusion, there is a straightforward pattern and structure to compose and describe the nature and Lady of Shalott for the combined same lengths of stanzas and lines, the random

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