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  1. May 2024
    1. Scholars disagree on how Ulysses' speech functions in this format; it is not necessarily clear to whom Ulysses is speaking, if anyone, and from what location. Some see the verse turning from a soliloquy to a public address, as Ulysses seems to speak to himself in the first movement, then to turn to an audience as he introduces his son, and then to relocate to the seashore where he addresses his mariners.[5]

      To whom does Ulysses speak to?

  2. Dec 2021

      It's written in conversational style, however the voice of the addressee is deliberately silenced that it almost make the poem feels like a soliloquy. This type of figure of speech is called apostrophe.