Verses In Vox | Experience Poetry
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Verses In Vox™ is a short-form audio program featuring dramatic readings of classic poetry. It's a vehicle to experience these well-loved works in a new way while at the same time introducing them to a new audience.
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"The Eagle" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
"The Eagle" was first published in 1851, shortly after Tennyson was appointed as Poet Laureate of Britain in 1850; a position he held until his death in 1892. In spite of its short length, "The Eagle" still contains a lot of meaning. It is packed with beautiful imagery and the iambic tetrameter Tennyson employs allows the words to flow off the tongue in an easy rhythm. It is simply a delightful piece to read and contemplate. Click Here to Download this Program Program CreditsAnnouncer: Thomas Lamar Narrator: J.D. Sutter Composer: Kevin Duncan Sound Design & Mixing: Christopher Green (Some sounds from the Free Sound Project; http://www.freesound.org/people/dobroide/sounds/132993/) Photography: rise-a-mui Producer/Director: J.D. Sutter Entry on Wikipedia for "The Eagle" Entry on Wikipedia for Alfred, Lord Tennyson Very thorough analysis of "The Eagle" by blogger, Natasha Fernando Bio of Tennyson on The Poetry Foundation Protrait of Tennyson by P. Krämer image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred,_Lord_Tennyson#/media/File:Alfred_Tennyson..jpg "The Eagle" by Alfred, Lord TennysonHe clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ring'd with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.