Tennyson: Poems

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson was a more complex writer than his status as Queen Victoria?s favorite poet might suggest. Though capable of rendering rapture and delight in the most exquisite verse, in another mode Tennyson is brother in spirit to Poe and Baudelaire, the author of dark, passionate reveries. And though he treasured poetic tradition, his work nevertheless engaged directly with the great issues of his time, from industrialization and the crisis of faith to scientific progress and women?s rights. A master of ...
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Alfred, Lord Tennyson was a more complex writer than his status as Queen Victoria’s favorite poet might suggest. Though capable of rendering rapture and delight in the most exquisite verse, in another mode Tennyson is brother in spirit to Poe and Baudelaire, the author of dark, passionate reveries. And though he treasured poetic tradition, his work nevertheless engaged directly with the great issues of his time, from industrialization and the crisis of faith to scientific progress and women’s rights. A master of the short, intense lyric, he can also be sardonic, humorous, voluptuous, earthy, and satirical.

This collection includes, of course, such famous poems as “The Lady of Shalott” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” There are extracts from all the major masterpieces—“Idylls of the King,” “The Princess,” “In Memoriam”—and several complete long poems, such as “Ulysses” and “Demeter and Persephone,” that demonstrate his narrative grace. Finally, there are many of the short lyrical poems, such as “Come into the Garden, Maud” and “Break, Break, Break,” for which he is justly celebrated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400041879
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/17/2004
  • Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 277,717
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.48 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

June Bracken and Heather 11
Love's latest hour is this 15
To a Lady Sleeping 16
Whispers 17
Kate 18
Mariana 19
Three Sonnets to a Coquette 23
Sonnet - 'As when with downcast eyes' 25
St. Agnes' Eve 26
Flower in the crannied wall 27
Leonine Elegiacs 28
Break, break, break 29
In the Valley of Cauteretz 30
Love and Death 30
Song - 'A spirit haunts the year's last hours' 31
From The Princess
'As thro' the land at eve we went' 32
'Sweet and low' 33
'The splendour falls on castle walls' 33
'Tears, idle tears' 34
'O Swallow, Swallow' 35
'Home they brought her warrior dead' 36
'Ask me no more' 37
'Now sleeps the crimson petal' 38
'Come down, O maid' 38
Move eastward, happy earth 40
From The Day-Dream: The Revival 40
The Kraken 42
The Owl 43
The Eagle 43
The Blackbird 44
The Dying Swan 45
From Maud
'O let the solid ground' 47
'Birds in the high Hall-garden' 47
'Go not, happy day' 49
'Come into the garden, Maud' 50
'O that 'twere possible' 53
To Edward Lear on His Travels in Greece 58
Sonnet to W.C. Macready 59
To J. W. Blakesley 60
Mine Host 61
A Character 62
To J. S. 64
Frater Ave Atque Vale 68
Prefatory Poem to My Brother's Sonnets 69
On His Stillborn Son 71
From The Lotos-Eaters: Choric Song 72
The Lady of Shalott 81
Ulysses 88
Tithonus 91
The Epic 94
Morte d'Arthur 96
St. Simeon Stylites 108
To Professor Jebb, with the Following Poem 117
Demeter and Persephone 118
The Poet's Song 127
To Virgil 128
What Thor Said to the Bard Before Dinner 130
The Golden Year 131
Merlin and the Gleam 134
England and America in 1782 143
Of old sat Freedom on the heights 144
Love thou thy land, with love far-brought 145
The Charge of the Light Brigade 150
Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington 152
Circumstance 167
We are Free 168
On One Who Affected an Effeminate Manner 168
To One Who Ran Down the English 169
A Quotable Snatch of Ovidian Song 169
Translations
Battle of Brunanburh 170
Specimen of a Translation of the Iliad in Blank Verse 176
Metrical Experiments
Semele: A Fragment 178
Milton - Alcaics 179
Milton - Hendecasyllabics 180
On Translations of Homer - Hexameters and Pentameters 181
Ilion, Ilion 182
Dialect Poems
Northern Farmer 183
Owd Roa 188
On a Mourner 201
The Ante-chamber 203
From In Memoriam A.H.H. 205
Crossing the Bar 255
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