Tennyson's Poetical Works

Tennyson's Poetical Works Alfred Tennyson
  • Title: Tennyson's Poetical Works
  • Author: Alfred Tennyson
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    About Alfred Tennyson


    1. Alfred Tennyson, invariably known as Alfred Lord Tennyson on all his books, was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, the fourth of the twelve children of George Tennyson, clergyman, and his wife, Elizabeth In 1816 Tennyson was sent to Louth Grammar School, which he disliked so intensely that from 1820 he was educated at home until at the age of 18 he joined his two brothers at Trinity College, Cambridge and with his brother Charles published his first book, Poems by Two Brothers the same year His second book, Poems Chiefly Lyrical was published in 1830 In 1833, Tennyson s best friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who was engaged to his sister, died, inspiring some of his best work including In Memoriam, Ulysses and the Passing of Arthur.In 1850, following William Wordsworth, Tennyson was appointed Poet Laureate and married his childhood friend, Emily Sellwood They had two children, Hallam born in 1852 and Lionel, two years later In 1884, as a great favourite of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, he was raised to the peerage and was thereafter known as Baron Tennyson of Aldworth He was the first Englishman to be granted such a high rank solely for literary distinction Tennyson continued to write poetry throughout his life and in the 1870s also wrote a number of plays he died in 1892 at the age of 83 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.


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    1. I give up I m not into poetry.

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    2. Tennyson was poet laureate and the darling of the Romantic Age in England Enobled by Victoria he was the son of a poor parish priest who had 12 children, the family living on in the manse after the father s death until forced to move The death of his friend Hallam figured highly in his life and verse To ears accustomed to Blank and Free Verse it seems remarkable that everything here rhymes To modern ears some of this verse can seem somewhat stilted but his ability to express himself in rhyming v [...]

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    3. Have not read this particular book, but have read his poems in collections and truly, he has a skill with words He writes so beautifully, it s easy to lose the metaphorical meaning in his text, but it is a pleasure to go back and re read his work, dissecting line for line.

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    4. Tennyson was a presence throughout my school years and likely before that as my mother could refer to poems readily as did others in my immediate family These were the standards, the classics and they wer taught and read The language is grand and lovely to turn to from time to time.

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    5. I loved the Princess and In Memoriam , it still in my mind, but I will re read it sometimes

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    6. Loved The Lady of Shallot and a few others Lovely rhythm.

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    7. Though the edition I have is much older fragile than this one being a lover of poetry I thouroughly enjoyed my edition.

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    8. I really like Tennyson s poetry I ve studied various poems by him, including The Kraken and The Eagle , and I liked reading widely I love the Arthurian stuff, in particular.

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    9. A collection of the poems of Tennyson.Including Early Poems The Lady of shallot, English Idylls Princess, and Elaine, amongst others.

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    10. In two volumes, both of which appear to be original leather bound editions.

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    11. Once again, I haven t read a fraction of what he wrote one reason s cause for some reason the writers of the period wrote HUGE amounts of words, the other s that he wasn t my favorite.

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    12. I actually own the edition that was published in 1872 by James R Osgood and Company Found at an antiques auction in a box of miscellaneous old books that nobody wanted.

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