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Tithonus


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A dramatic monologue in blank verse by Tennyson, published in the Cornhill in 1860, then in 1864, but composed in 1833. Tithonus is granted perpetual life but not perpetual youth by Aurora, and in a dramatic monologue he longs for death; like In Memoriam, the poem reflects Tennyson's anxiety about the nature of personal immortality.

Subjects: Literature.


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