Alfred Lord Tennyson was a poet laureate of the United Kingdom during the reign of Queen Victoria. He is also one of the most acclaimed poets in English Literature. Tennyson 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”, “Tis 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.