By Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92) used to be born in Lincolnshire, the 6th of 11 kids of a priest. After a early life marked by way of trauma, he went as much as Cambridge in 1828, the place he met Arthur Hallam, whose untimely demise had a long-lasting impression on Tennyson's existence and writing. His volumes of Poems (1842) tested him because the prime poet of his iteration, and of the Victorian interval. He used to be created Poet Laureate in 1850 and in 1883 approved a peerage. In T. S. Eliot's phrases, 'He has 3 features that are seldom came across jointly other than within the maximum poets: abundance, kind and entire competence. He had the best ear of any English poet due to the fact Milton.'
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S. journal The Dial, which, at the time, was the major publication of the transcendentalist movement. Margaret Fuller, the author of the preceding extract, initially accepted the journal’s editorship. Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the leading figures and proponents of the movement. ” The review points out that the English 28 Alfred, Lord Tennyson poet’s work avoids, at one extreme, the overly sentimental passion of some writers of the time, and at the other a didactic philosophizing, each of which would destroy the power of Tennyson’s writing.
Hereupon the companions of the youth interfered, & apologized for him, he had been in drink, & was excited, &c. —Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journal, 1848 Walter Savage Landor () Walter Savage Landor was an English writer and poet, not as well respected in his day as he might have been, and certainly not as he himself believed he deserved to be. He had a witty but volatile temperament, and his sometimes acerbic tone landed him in trouble more than once. He was still, by all accounts, a respected gentleman and poet among his fellow writers and had many friends in the Victorian world of letters.
There is a seeming copiousness of expression with a real condensation; and the most minute threads of thought and feeling,—so refined as to be overlooked in a careless perusal, yet all having relation to the general effect,—are woven into the texture of the style with the most admirable felicity. “Locksley Hall,” “Œnone,” “The May Queen,” “Ulysses,” “The Lotos-Eaters,” “The Lady of Shalott,” “Mariana,” “Dora,” “The Two Voices,” “The Dream of Fair Women,” “The Palace of Art,” all different, all representing a peculiar phase of nature or character, are still all characterized by the cunning workmanship of a master of expression, giving the most complete form to the objects which his keen vision perceives.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Bloom's Classic Critical Views) by Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom