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Ulysses (poem) Overview

The poem "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson is a dramatic monologue in blank verse. It was composed in 1833 and first published in 1842 in the poet's second volume of poetry. It is written in the voice of Ulysses, the hero of Homer's The Odyssey, after his decade-long journey home from the Trojan war has ended and he has been reunited with his family. Tennyson's Ulysses struggles to adapt to life back home and sets off on a new journey.

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