A blueprint of his dissent: madness and method in Tennyson's poetry
A systematic examination of five poems by Tennyson revealing a subtle encoding by the poet of a multi-level criticism of Victorian mores. The dementia of Tennyson's mad speakers is shown to arise from problematic Victorian conflicts about faith, duty, death, and the suppression of desire.
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The Emerging Pattern
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The Artistry and Tradition of Tennyson's Battle Poetry
Timothy J. Lovelace
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Divining Desire: Tennyson and the Poetics of Transcendence
James W. Hood
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