Selections from Wordsworth and Tennyson
Publication date: November 2010
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William Wordsworth was an English poet who helped to form the Romantic Age. Wordsworth's best work is considered to be The Prelude, a semi-autobiographical poem about his early years. Wordsworth's first published poetry was the collections An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches (1793). In 1843 Wordsworth became Poet Laureate. Alfred Lord Tennyson was a 19th century Poet Laureate in the United Kingdom who is recognized as one of the greatest poets of modern times. A few of his more famous poems are "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, idle tears" and "Crossing the Bar". Much of his work is based on mythology. Works by Wordsworth include Michael, To the Daisy, To the Cuckoo, Nutting, Influence of Natural Objects, To the Rev. Dr. Wordsworth, Elegiac Stanzas, It is Not to be Thought of, Dark and More Dark the Shades of Evening Fell, Surprised by Joy--Impatient as the Wind, Hail, Twilight, Sovereign of One Peaceful Hour, I Thought of Thee, My Partner and My Guide, and Such Age, How Beautiful. Works by Tennyson include Oenone, The Epic, Morte d'Arthur, The Brook, and In Memoriam. Biological sketches are also included.