Alfred Lord Tennyson was a famous English poet who also served as the poet laureate of United Kingdom. Read more about him and his life in this following article.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Also Listed In: Poets
Famous as: Poet Laureate
Born on: 05 August 1809 AD Famous 5th August Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Leo Famous Leos
Born in: Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Died on: 06 October 1892 AD
place of death: Lurgashall, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
father: George Clayton Tennyson
mother: Elizabeth Fytche
siblings: Charles Tennyson Turner, Frederick Tennyson, Emilia Tennyson, Edward Tennyson
Spouse: Emily Tennyson (m. 1850–1892)
children: Hallam Tennyson, Lionel
education: Cambridge University
Works & Achievements: Was the Poet Laureate for United Kingdom from 1850 to 1892, Baron of Aldworth in the County of Sussex and of Freshwater in the Isle of Wight, Wrote famous books like, "In Memoriam A.H.H.".
awards: 1829 - Chancellor's Gold Medal
Alfred Lord Tennyson was a poet laureate of the United Kingdom during the reign of Queen Victoria and also one of the most known poets in English Literature. He continued and refined the traditions of Romantic Movement left to him by his predecessors, Wordsworth, Byron and Keats. His poetry was considered remarkable for its metrical variety, rich descriptive imagery and exquisite verbal melodies. His subject matter ranged from medieval legends to classical myths and from domestic situations to observations of nature. He had excelled the art of writing short lyrics which can be evident from his poems like, "In the valley of Cauteretz", "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears" and "Crossing the Bar". One of his noted works include "In Memoriam A.H.H.", which he wrote to commemorate his best friend Arthur Hallam. His other significant works include "Idylls of the King", "Ulysses", and "Tithonus". Also, many of his phrases have become commonplaces of English Literature today. Some of his most frequently used phrases include "Nature, red in tooth and claw", "T'is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all", "Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers", "The old order changeth, yielding place to new" and so on. After Shakespeare, Tennyson is the second most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
ALFRED LORD TENNYSON TIMELINE
Tennyson was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire.
Sent to Louth Grammar School.
Entered Trinity College, Cambridge.
Published his first poem collection, “Poems by Two Brothers”.
Published his first solo collection of poems, “Poems Chiefly Lyrical”
His father died, due to which he left Cambridge mid-way, even before collecting his degree
His closest friend, Arthur Henry Hallam died; Second collection was released but met with heavy criticism
Moved to High Beach, Essex with family.
Published two volumes of “Poems”
Married Emily Sellwood; Published, “In Memoriam A.H.H.”; Appointed as the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom
Was made the Baron of Aldworth in the County of Sussex and of Freshwater in the Isle of Wight.
Died at Aldworth, aged 83.
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The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson - Poetry Reading
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Books by Alfred Lord Tennyson