●Lost of innocence

●Coming of age

●Romantic infatuation vs religious

●Death of medieval


●Obsession with exotic culture

Literary elements:



●Point of view


●Symbolism (religious)

●Type of narration

How do you WIN someone’s heart?

James Joyce, the author, examines this inescapable and often painful aspect  of adolescence.

Text analysis: First-person point of view.

“Araby” is a celebrated coming-of-age story written in first person

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1.Summarize. In what ways was Britain in the 1800s the most powerful nation on earth?

It had begun conquering a lot of countries, like India or Ireland, which made it gain a lot of political power. The industrial revolution was also in full swing, so the production and sale of new goods were booming, which caused the economy to rise.

2.Analyze. What values of Queen Victoria are reflected in the era that bears her name?

Devotion to one’s duty and hard work, correctness and proper manners, and nationalism.

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson, (born August 6, 1809, Somersby, Lincolnshire, England—died October 6, 1892, Aldworth, Surrey), English poet often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry. He was raised to the peerage in 1884.

Tennyson was the fourth of 12 children, born into an old Lincolnshire family, his father a rector. He was sent in 1815 to Louth grammar school—where he was unhappy. He left in 1820, but, though home conditions were difficult, his father managed to give

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