Alfred, Lord Tennyson is an English poet, one of the great representative figures, of the Victorian Age. His writing encompasses many poetic styles and includes some of the finest poetry in the language. Tennyson (6 August, 1809 - 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria’s reign and remains one of the most popular British Poets. In 1842 Tennyson won wide acclaim with the publication of his two-volume poems: Locksley Hall and Ulysses . Tennyson's first long poem after gaining literary recognition was The Princess (1847), a romantic treatment in musical blank verse of the question of women's rights. In 1850 appeared one of his greatest poems, In Memoriam, a tribute to the memory of Arthur Hallam. With the composition of Idylls of the king (begun in 1859 and completed in 1855) Tennyson returned to the subject of the Arthurian cycle. He dealt with the ancient legends in the episodic rather than a continuous narrative str
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