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Analysis Of “The Kraken” By Lord Tennyson

629 words - 3 pages

In the poem “The Kraken” Lord Tennyson describes how the kraken’s life

depends on the upper deep in the abysmal sea. Lord Tennyson describes about a Kraken

which a. Also, the author describes of how the monster spends his life in the upper deep.

Furthermore, the creature has an ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep. In addition, the

creature lives in a big wondrous grot and secret cell buried within the ground. Down

where the sun lights flee the kraken is battening up huge sea-worms in his sleep. Its huge

sponges of width and height would blend in with the shadowy light. The enormous green

giant’s giant arms would lie on the ocean bed and would have its ageless rest.

The poem is based on Lord Tennyson describing of a huge sea monster that is

called “The Kraken.” The kraken is a legendary sea monster is causing large whirlpools

off the coast of Norway. The kraken has its ancient, dreamless, and uninvaded sleep. The

monster is an enormous green sea monster that sleeps in the upper deep of the abysmal

sea. The monster sleeps for timeless ages and does not wake up. It catches and eats huge

sea worms while it is still asleep. The monster lives in a wondrous grot and a secret cell.

The creature lives so far beneath the ground level that the sun's rays flee away into the


The structure of the poem "The Kraken' would be that the poem is very tricky and

vague because it does not have much information and it is not said clearly. Also, the

rythm of the story would be that it does not have any rythm. Furthermore, a quote from

the story would be "His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep. This quote means that the

kraken sleeps all the time. Also, the kraken does not dream about...

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