Alfred lord tennyson selected poems

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Tennyson: Selected Poems by Alfred Tennyson

On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the word and meet the sky;
And thro the field the road runs by
To many-towerd Camelot.
--From The Lady of Shalott

Alfred, Lord Tennysons poems found inspiration in sources as diverse as Greek myths (Tithonius), Arthurian legends (Idylls of the King), Shakespeare (Mariana), and contemporary history (Charge of the Light Brigade). But his most famous and heartfelt work, In Memoriam, came from personal tragedy: the death of his close friend, Arthur Hallam. All these, and many other of his finest poems, are included in this superb collection.
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Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Alfred Tennyson

Selected Poems

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The works in this volume trace nearly sixty years in the literary career of one of the nineteenth century's greatest poets, and show the wide variety of poetic forms he mastered. This selection gives some of Tennyson's most famous works in full, including Maud , depicting a tragic love affair, and In Memoriam , a profound tribute to his dearest friend. Other works respond to contemporary events, such as Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington , written in Tennyson's official role as Poet Laureate, or the patriotic Charge of the Light Brigade , while Locksley Hall provides a Utopian vision of the future, and the late poem Crossing the Bar is a haunting meditation on his own mortality. In his introduction, Christopher Ricks discusses aspects of Tennyson's life and works, his revisions of his poems, and his friendship with Arthur Hallam. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading and notes. Alfred Lord Tennyson was born at Somersby, Lincolnshire, the sixth of eleven children.

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