The Poem from In Memoriam A.H.H. Analysis

Historical Context

Victoria and Albert
Tennyson is the poet most closely associated with the reign of Queen Victoria, and this poem in particular...

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The Poem from In Memoriam A.H.H. Literary Style

Iambic Tetrameter
“Proem” is written in quatrains, which are four-line stanzas. It follows the rhyme scheme abba: the word...

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The Poem from In Memoriam A.H.H. Compare and Contrast

1850s: Great Britain is the world’s political and economic leader.

Today: Since the fall of the Soviet Union in...

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The Poem from In Memoriam A.H.H. Topics for Further Study

• In 1850, the year that “Proem” was published, Tennyson became the poet laureate of England, replacing William Wordsworth. Research...

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The Poem from In Memoriam A.H.H. Media Adaptations

The British actor Sir John Gielgud recorded “Proem” and other sections from In Memoriam on an audiocassette titled Stanzas from...

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The Poem from In Memoriam A.H.H. What Do I Read Next?

• The Norton Critical Edition of Tennyson’s poem In Memoriam contains background and sources, along with critical essays. It was...

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The Poem from In Memoriam A.H.H. Bibliography and Further Reading

Sources
Eliot, T. S., “In Memoriam,” in Tennyson: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Elizabeth...

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The Poem from In Memoriam A.H.H. Bibliography (Critical Survey of Contemporary Fiction)

Beetz, Kirk H. Tennyson: A Bibliography, 1827-1982. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1984. An introduction explains the organization of the work. Multiple references to In Memoriam and Arthur Henry Hallam are provided in the lengthy subject index.

Bradley, A. C. A Commentary on Tennyson’s “In Memoriam.” 3d ed. Hamden, Conn.: Arachon Books, 1966. Provides a close study of the poem, showing the relation of each section to others. Confronts difficulties in interpretation. Traces origin, composition, and structure of the eulogy, with other discussion, prior to commentary. Chart of changes in the text, appendix.

Buckley, Jerome Hamilton. Tennyson: The Growth of a Poet....

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