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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Tennyson, Alfred. First Baron Tennyson. Known as Alfred, Lord Tennyson. 1809-1892. British poet whose works, including In Memoriam (1850) and "The Charge of the Light Brigade” (1854), reflect Victorian sentiments and aesthetics. He was appointed poet laureate in 1850.

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  • proper n. An English patronymic surname derived from a Middle English variant of Dennis.
  • proper n. Alfred Tennyson, English poet and playwright.

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  • n. Englishman and Victorian poet (1809-1892)

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Examples

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  • Transcendence; so Whitman and Dickinson reshape and re-equip the lyric tradition as it essentializes itself in Tennyson, preparing the modernity of

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  • Tennyson is shortly going to make a come-back in a big way.

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  • The anti-surgery tradition is perhaps best expressed in Tennyson’s poem, The Children’s Hospital, which is essentially a pre-chloroform document though it seems to have been written as late as 1880.

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  • But it would entitle Tennyson to a much higher place among the poets than in these years of the reaction he is generally given.

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  • In our own day we have had examples of this in Tennyson and Kipling and with the Recessional, which so stirred our hearts.

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  • We called it the Richard, after Dicky, and also after the splendid admiral who used to eat wine-glasses and died after the Battle of the Revenge in Tennyson's poetry.

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  • Upon the shadows and the silence broke Mme. Sterling's voice in Tennyson's 'Crossing the Bar.'

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