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The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls

The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • "Elfland": This is an English name for the Old Norse "Alfheimr," or "Elf Home," which was the home of the Light Elves according to Norse mythology. (10)

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