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‘Beyond the Forms of Faith?’ Tennyson and the Broad Church

Kirstie Blair

in Form and Faith in Victorian Poetry and Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644506
eISBN:
9780191741593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644506.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Tennyson, but, like Chapter 4, also reads his work as representative of a particular branch of Victorian Christianity. In Tennyson’s case, In Memoriam was widely read as a ... More


Alfred Tennyson: Memory and Hope

Peter Mcdonald

in Sound Intentions: The Workings of Rhyme in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661190
eISBN:
9780191749049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661190.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter looks at In Memoriam and verse as ‘sad mechanic exercise’, Tennyson's figuring of intention and lack of will in the poem's rhyme-scheme; rhymes on ‘brain’, and the influence here of ... More


Tennyson's Unquiet Brain

Gregory Tate

in The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659418
eISBN:
9780191749018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659418.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter, focusing on Tennyson's poems In Memoriam and Maud, argues that, despite the reservations of Arnold and Clough, psychological analysis remained a central concern of Victorian poetry in ... More


‘Raving of dead men’s dust and beating hearts’: Tennyson and the Pathological Heart

Kirstie Blair

in Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273942
eISBN:
9780191706592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273942.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Tennyson's poetics in detail, arguing that they constitute the most important intervention in the poetic culture of the heart. It shows how Hallam's death from a heart-related ... More


INTRODUCTION: Rapt Oration

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introduction argues that Alfred Tennyson’s conception of “rapt oration” is critical to the understanding of a quartet of his major dramatic monologues, “St. Simeon Stylites,” “Ulysses,” ... More


Mourning Species: In Memoriam in an Age of Extinction

Jesse Oak Taylor

in Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282128
eISBN:
9780823286034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282128.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter develops a reading practice for the Anthropocene by tracing the reflections on extinction that recur throughout Alfred Tennyson’s magisterial elegy, In Memoriam (1850). It asks how the ... More


But what am I? Alfred Tennyson's In Memoriam

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Alfred Tennyson wrote In Memoriam, a collection of lyrics, between 1833 and 1850 as an elegaic response to the death of his close friend Arthur Henry Hallam. Expressions of self-doubt and religious ... More


Apportioning the Devotional Day: Daily Textbooks, Reading Systems, and In Memoriam A.H.H.

Krista Lysack

in Chronometres: Devotional Literature, Duration, and Victorian Reading

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198836162
eISBN:
9780191882418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836162.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter pursues the systematic dailiness of devotional reading in the form of daily-reading “textbooks,” which came on the market toward the end of the nineteenth century, not all of them ... More


Grief in Motion: Parallax and Orbing in Tennyson

Anna Henchman

in The Starry Sky Within: Astronomy and the Reach of the Mind in Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686964
eISBN:
9780191770449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686964.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter shows that Tennyson’s In Memoriam A.H.H employs astronomical images to create rapid and disorienting shifts in perspective. Tennyson draws on his extensive knowledge of astronomy to ... More


Introduction

Jayne Thomas

in Tennyson Echoing Wordsworth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436878
eISBN:
9781474464994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436878.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter sets out the scope and methodology of the book, revealing how it moves beyond existing accounts of Wordsworthian influence in Tennyson to uncover new and revealing connections and ... More


‘From scarped cliff and quarried stone a thousand types gone’: Tennyson’s Anglo-Saxon

Chris Jones

in Fossil Poetry: Anglo-Saxon and Linguistic Nativism in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198824527
eISBN:
9780191865886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824527.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Tennyson’s knowledge of Anglo-Saxon is reassessed in order to disprove the common opinion that he had only rudimentary knowledge of the language, and relied mainly on his son’s prose translation of ... More


Before Darwin

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

After a slow start, as shown by writers as diverse as Thomas Carlyle and Elizabeth Gaskell, by the mid-nineteenth century Progress was an idea firmly embedded in the Victorian consciousness. Picking ... More


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