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  1. The Victorian poet’s common theme which was represented, through the writing of the age, was faith and belief on god. During the Victorian century, Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species changed the way people looked towards religion and God. The shackles of faith was slowly breaking down and at the timRead more

    The Victorian poet’s common theme which was represented, through the writing of the age, was faith and belief on god. During the Victorian century, Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species changed the way people looked towards religion and God. The shackles of faith was slowly breaking down and at the time, the church urged everyone to have faith on God. Through this poem, Tennyson preached the necessity to believe in God as He will make sure the journey from life to death happened smoothly.

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  1. Following literary devices have been used in the poem, “Crossing the Bar”:- 1. Assonance:- it is the repetition of identical or similar vowels in a sequence of nearby words as seen in the line, “And may there be no moaning of the bar” where the sound of ‘o’ is similar. 2. Alliteration:- it is the lyRead more

    Following literary devices have been used in the poem, “Crossing the Bar”:-

    1. Assonance:- it is the repetition of identical or similar vowels in a sequence of nearby words as seen in the line, “And may there be no moaning of the bar” where the sound of ‘o’ is similar.

    2. Alliteration:- it is the lyrical musicality of the poem since it refers to the repetition of a speech sound in a sequence of nearby words. Over here it occurs when the poet says “And one clear call for me.”

    3. Metaphor:- it refers to any word or expression that in literal usage denotes one kind of thing applied to a distinctly different kind of thing without asserting a comparison. Here “crossing the bar” stands as a metaphor for death.

    4. Personification:- it is to give human characteristics to inanimate objects. In this poem, the poet personifies “sandbar” when he says “And there may be no moaning of the bar.”

    5. Enjambment:- it is a thought or a clause that does not come to an end at a line break but directly moves on to the next line. When the poet says “I hope to see my Pilot face to face/ When I have crost the bar”, an enjambment occurs between the two lines.

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    Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem’s title “Crossing the Bar” is aptly justified. The poem talks about the poet’s acceptance of his death. He wants to cross the sandbar, which stands as a boundary between life and death. The poet calmly accepts death as a natural process and hope to meet his creator, faceRead more

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem’s title “Crossing the Bar” is aptly justified. The poem talks about the poet’s acceptance of his death. He wants to cross the sandbar, which stands as a boundary between life and death. The poet calmly accepts death as a natural process and hope to meet his creator, face to face, after his death. In order to transition from life to death, crossing the bar is necessary for him and hence the title of the poem is written as “Crossing the Bar.”

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    No, this poem is not written in a blank verse. The rhyme scheme of the poem is ABAB, CDCD, EFEF and GHGH, alternating in each lines. Read summary of Crossing the Bar

    No, this poem is not written in a blank verse. The rhyme scheme of the poem is ABAB, CDCD, EFEF and GHGH, alternating in each lines.

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    “Crossing the Bar” is considered an elegy as the main focus of the poet is on transition from life to death. Many critics have analyzed that the poem can be read as an elegy for the poet himself. The poem is an anticipation of the journey the poet have to take from life to death. Read summary of CroRead more

    “Crossing the Bar” is considered an elegy as the main focus of the poet is on transition from life to death. Many critics have analyzed that the poem can be read as an elegy for the poet himself. The poem is an anticipation of the journey the poet have to take from life to death.

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