Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Ulysses is a Dramatic Monologue


Please illustrate the poetic form of Tennyson’s Ulysses and give reasons to prove it? 



Tennyson has written it in form of dramatic monologue, as you know in this form a poet speaks through an assumed voice and speaker reveals his character to the silent listener in a theatrical manner. So as Tennyson has done this in a voice of his character in the poem. An aging warrior sorrowfully surveys his old memories as if he is speaking to other persons. For instance, when he explains, “you and I are old.” In fact, in his imagination he speaks to his old war heroes and directed at his audience indirectly, which we commonly see in a typical dramatic monologue.