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The Eagle

The Eagle

  

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Eagle Men and Masculinity Quotes

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Quote #4

He watches from his mountain walls, (line 5)

The eagle lives alone on a mountain. He spends all day surveying the landscape and protecting his turf. Still think this poem isn't a romantic vision of masculinity?

Quote #5

And like a thunderbolt he falls. (line 6)

The coolest thing about the eagle's power is that he never uses it. He even makes flight look effortless.

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