“The Lady of Shalott” Essay

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Fantasy is how you can best express the beautiful poem “The Lady of Shalott.” "Tirra lirra," by the river Sang Sir Lancelot,” in my opinion, is one of the best lines of the poem “The Lady of Shalott.” This line of the poem signifies the breaking point of the poem. “The Lady of Shalott” is a very detailed yet simple poem to understand. It was written by Lord Alfred Tennyson in 1832 and later revised in 1842 (The Lady of Shalott). There are examples of imagery and themes that are seen throughout the entire poem.
“The Lady of Shalott” is one of many poems that was written by Tennyson. In part one of the poem it begins to tell about a woman who lives alone on a little island called Shalott. The island Shalott is located in the middle
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His armor makes ringing noises while galloping with his curly black hair flowing from under his helmet. His image flashes into the lady of Shalott’s mirror while passing the river, and he sings “Tirra Lirra.” She leaves her looms to see what the sound was. The web flies out and the mirror cracks side to side. The Lady of Shalott then knows that the curse has come upon her (The Lady of Shallot).
While storming outside, she finds a boat and writes “The Lady of Shalott” around the front of the boat. That evening she lies down in the boat and the river carries her to Camelot. While wearing a snowy white robe, she sings her last song as she sails to Camelot. She sings loudly until her blood freezes, her eyes darken, and she dies. As she reaches Camelot everyone wonders who is sailing upon their city. They read her name on the front of the boat and “cross themselves for fear.” Only Knight Lancelot looks at the lady of Shalott and speaks “She has a lovely face; God in his mercy lend her grace.” (The Lady of Shallot). There are several interesting things about “The Lady of Shalott” such as each of the four stanzas ends with somebody saying something. Alfred Tennyson wrote two versions of the poem, one in 1833, and the other in 1842. He Most of the knights are riding is pairs of two. "Tirra lirra" comes from "The Winter's Tale" by Shakespeare. In 1881, Howard Pyle illustrated a colored version of “The Lady of Shalott” as a 64-page book.

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