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Tennyson Echoing Wordsworth

Jayne Thomas

Abstract

This book explores Tennyson’s poetic relationship with Wordsworth through a close analysis of Tennyson’s borrowing of the earlier poet’s words and phrases, an approach that positions Wordsworth in Tennyson’s poetry in a more centralised way than previously recognised. Focusing on some of the most emblematic poems of Tennyson’s career, including ‘The Lady of Shalott’, ‘Ulysses’, and In Memoriam, the study examines the echoes from Wordsworth that these poems contain and the transformative part they play in his poetry, moving beyond existing accounts of Wordsworthian influence in the selected tex ... More

Keywords: Tennyson, Wordsworth, Echo, Influence, Borrowing, Poetic relationship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474436878
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436878.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jayne Thomas, author