Critical Essay on “Proem”

(Poetry for Students)

The difficulty one finds in approaching a work like Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Proem” is one that troubles anyone practicing literary...

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Alfred Tennyson

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More than any other Victorian writer, Tennyson has seemed the embodiment of his age, both to his contemporaries and to modern readers. In his...

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Tennyson’s <i>In Memoriam</i> as Love Poetry

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Most of the few modern explanations of In Memoriam have, like E. B. Mattes’ In Memoriam: The Way of a Soul and Graham...

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The 'Way of the Soul'

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It is a fashion at present to ascribe the great popularity of In Memoriam entirely to...

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