Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language.

Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "In the Valley of Cauteretz", "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears" an ...
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Charge Of The Light Brigade
HALF a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
The Brook
I come from haunts of coot and hern,
I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.
A Farewell
Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea,
Thy tribute wave deliver:
No more by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.
All Things Will Die
All Things will Die

Clearly the blue river chimes in its flowing
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Moo mom 08 April 2021
I read this to my kids. they are so bored by it they fall asleep so they won't hear it. i rather like it.
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Odoh Ndubuisi Christopher 17 December 2020
His poems are my inspirations when it comes to writing poems.
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Ron Leonard 28 May 2019
Foot note; Lady Elaine (Elayne) Astolat died of a broken heart because of her unrequited love for Sir Lancelot, according to Arthurian legend. Astolat is also known as Ascolat in the Winchester Manuscript and Escalon in the French Arthurian romances. La Dame Elayne de Escalon
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Ron Leonard 28 May 2019
Beyond Grace (The unwritten verse) by Ron C Leonard. Tribute to Alfred Lord Tennyson's The Lady of Shallot Our lady now is still driven The curse is broke she forgiven; Her sad eyes reflecting heaven Return’d to stars as was given; Beyond tower’d wall’d Camelot; One last web shield not yet started Reserve’d for her soul departed; Go where hearts need not be parted, The Lady of Shalott.
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love and live, if not do not hate but mind your own buisness
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Alexander Raju 25 October 2018
Why not Tennyson's The Lady of Shallot?
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sheila carter 17 May 2018
Beautiful and meaningful
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khushi 11 April 2018
this poet's poem is interesting and meaning full
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khushi 11 April 2018
lord alfred tennyson's poem has a intresting and meaningful poem
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aman singh 09 April 2018
nice poem and good explanitan
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keith coldwell 28 March 2018
I have searched and searched for 'The Children's Hospital' by Tennyson on various sites without success. Has this poem been removed from Tennyson's canon? If so, Why?
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Nanci Lesley 09 March 2018
The Eagle is sublime, written in iambic pentameter, in intense lines that illustrate the power and singular independence, and perhaps loneliness, of such a remarkable beauty and physical powers. Tennyson captures the spirit of this elite bird whose acumen and thought are pure wonder.
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