Tennyson Echoing Wordsworth

by Jayne Thomas

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Uncovering Wordsworth's influence on Tennyson

This book explores Tennyson's poetic relationship with Wordsworth through a close analysis of Tennyson's borrowing of the earlier poet's words and phrases, an approach that positions Wordsworth in Tennyson's poetry in a more centralised way than previously recognised.

Focusing on some of the most representative poems of Tennyson's career, including 'The Lady of Shalott', 'Ulysses' and In Memoriam, the study examines the echoes from Wordsworth that these poems contain and the transformative part they play in his poetry, moving beyond existing accounts of Wordsworthian influence in the selected texts to uncover new and revealing connections and interactions that shed a penetrating light on Tennyson's poetic relationship with his Romantic predecessor.

Key Features

  • First book-length study of Tennyson's poetic relationship with Wordsworth
  • By focusing on echoes or parallel passages, book reevaluates Tennyson's poetic relationship with Wordsworth
  • Reveals Wordsworth as the lynchpin of Tennyson's poetry
  • Recalibrates critical estimates of Tennyson as poet, Poet Laureate and Post-Romantic poet

  • ISBN13 9781474436878
  • Publish Date 30 April 2019
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint Edinburgh University Press
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 192
  • Language English