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THE EAGLE; A FRAGMENT, by             Poem Explanation     Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: He clasps the crag with crooked [or, hooked] hands
Last Line: And like a thunderbolt he falls.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): The Eagle
Subject(s): Birds; Eagles

HE clasps the crag with hooked [or 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.

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