Shed light on the elegiac elements in Tennyson's In Memoriam.
An elegiac poem tends to express feelings of great mourning. Therefore, an elegiac poem tends to be written about someone or something that has passed away and is gone forever. Tennyson's In Memoriam A. H. H. was written for his deceased friend Arthur Henry Hallam. Tennyson's poem proves elegiac given the focus of the poem's lines on death. After Hallam's death, Tennyson begins to consider life and death in ways that he may not have considered before.
The poem's diction (word choice) illustrates elegiac characteristics. The past is spoken of in past tense, and...
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