Talk:The Eagle (poem)

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I switched around the introduction, after reading the reviews. Part of it is now under the critical interpretation instead. Waiting to get another source from a group member. GordonCass (talk) 01:30, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

We are adding background to the poem, and hoping to learn how to format the poem into stanza's instead of the weird lines it in in now. We found background on the poem itself, but we plan on adding more history and context to the poem as we find more sources. Next we plan on dissecting the poem line by line, so that we can have an in depth discussion and understanding about the poem. We might add images of Tennyson, to bulk up the page too. Cmagaway (talk) 17:29, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

The eagle He clasps the crag With crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world he stands

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches From his mountain walls and like a thunderbolt he falls.

Added another source and a few sentences. GordonCass (talk) 22:00, 26 May 2015 (UTC) I've added another source, for the background and interpretations. GordonCass (talk) 23:38, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Added another source and sentence to the History section Cmagaway (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 01:16, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Make sure to have one more source added and also I'm curious why the poem is so short? Is there a reason behind the length of the poem? - Madison713; Added 29 May 2015 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:38, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

This page is really interesting! You have a lot of good info here. When I was reading the introduction though, I felt more like I was already reading the literary criticism about the poem. General background would be more useful here, I think: date of publication, a little about the author, etc. Otherwise, looks good. Sarah darling01 (talk) 22:22, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

This is a very good job, I like it. I would suggest if the sub-title "Introduction" could be dropped and that paragraph could stand by its own if it is put right after the main title (before/above the small "Content" box). Also as the other have suggested, the second paragraph from the History section should have a citation. I joined the Wikipedia page on Tennyson the poet unto your page if you don't mind. Besides that, Great job!Jonathan isengingo (talk) 16:47, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Not bad at all. Actually very interesting. I really liked the history section in particular because it gave a great background for the poem and the inspiration behind it (I think it made the poem more imaginative and visual). Having the poem readily available on the page is quite nice also--I'm glad it was small enough to fit. The only thing I found odd about the poem, as some others did also, was with the Introduction section. It seemed somewhat out of place with the rest of it which flows so well, and it had some info that might have been good somewhere else perhaps. Very good all around though, and I enjoy the poem after reading these. JjoeE360 (talk) 19:00, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

This is a great page so far, I think there just needs to be a more in depth information and explanations in the sections. Some are fairly short, such as the history and other sections. Just make sure to add more information with sources and it will make it more strong. Also make sure to elaborate on the introduction, its fairly short right now and could use additional information. But the content is great in the critical interpretation, just keep on going! Marwahaljilani (talk) 05:44, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Good page so far, I like the structure and flow of the article, starting out with some small information and then getting more in depth. For clarity purposes, I would keep the historical focus on happenings that were in accordance with the writing of the poem only instead of going deeper into the life of Tennyson. I would also switch the history section and the poem section: first giving backstory on how and why the poem was first written, then introducing the actual poem, and finally breaking it down by structure and meaning. This would help to keep the flow going instead of switching to some historical facts and then going back to the poem. Brewerh1 (talk) 02:44, 2 June 2015 (UTC)