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Published by Tennyson Society in Lincoln [England] .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892 -- Religion.,
  • Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Religion.,
  • Religious poetry, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Religion and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesTennyson, Wordsworth & the "forms" of religion
Statementby Alan G. Hill.
SeriesTennyson Society monographs ;, no. 13
LC ClassificationsPR5592.R4 H55 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. ;
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL453300M
ISBN 10090195845X
LC Control Number98168469

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The reason we still go to Keats, and Yeats, and Tennyson, and Wordsworth is the power of the words and the way it opens the mind to see life in spectrums of beauty and melancholy. If you are approaching poetry for the first time and are unsure where to go. This volume is a Cited by: Tennyson draws from Wordsworth to help find his own form of consolation in the poem, however tenuous this consolation subsequently proves to be, and therefore to make his accommodations with his faith – ‘a poor thing’, as T. S. Eliot says – and with the claims of nineteenth-century science and religion. Wordsworth helps Tennyson both to stabilise his . Tennyson's own allusion to the nature of his beliefs suggests that Tennyson's own faith was existent, if very different from traditional religion. Finally, Tennyson expressed a wish that his poem 'Crossing the Bar' be placed at the end of every edition of his poetry, and if you look through any collection of his works, you'll find that this. This book offers a careful and comprehensive discussion of the formative influences of William Wordsworth's work on that of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. I use "formative" quite deliberately and even literally here because it calls attention to the stress that Thomas--following Christopher Ricks--places on the poetry itself.

Tennyson's different poems are tributes to Hallam. 3 In , Tennyson published Poems, Essentially Expressive and in he published a moment volume entitled basically Poems. A few commentators censured these books as "influenced" and "darken." Tennyson, stung by the audits, would not distribute another book for a long time.   In a series of lyrics, written piecemeal over a number of years, Tennyson confronted not merely his personal bereavement, in the loss of his friend, but the collective bereavement felt by all thinking people of that generation as they said farewell to the religious certainties of the : AN Wilson. Edward Litzinger Victorian Literature Dr. K. D. Verma Science and Religion: In Tennyson’s In Memoriam Alfred Lord Tennyson is the voice of mankind in a revolutionary time of spiritual crisis and grief while introducing his curious perceptions of life and a new train of philosophical thought in the lengthy poem, In Memoriam. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson FRS (6 August – 6 October ) was a British poet. He was the Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. In , Tennyson was awarded the Chancellor's Gold Medal at Cambridge for one of his first pieces, "Timbuktu." He published his Alma mater: Trinity College, Cambridge (no degree).

Ball has observed, "Tennyson travels painfully to end at the point where Wordsworth began."3 In his poem, "the egotistical vision is on trial." While ^allam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir By His Son (New York, ), 1, James Knowles reports that Tennyson said of In Memoriam: "It is rather the cry of the whole human race than mine. Wordsworth, writing in , at the forefront of the Romantic Era, crafts a woman who will not "betray/ The heart that loved her," who will "lead/ From joy to joy.". He crafts nature not just as a woman, but as a kind-hearted, benevolent woman who . › Find all books by 'Alfred Lord Tennyson' and compare prices by William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson. ISBN () Softcover, Echo Library, Find This Book. Hallam and Tennyson were particularly close, and the former became engaged to Tennyson's sister Emily after he met her on a visit to Somersby. In Tennyson published Poems, Chiefly Lyrical. The volume included poems such as "Mariana," "The Kraken," and "Ode to Memory." "Mariana" is one of Tennyson's most beguiling and justly famous : Alfred Tennyson.