Name : Jitendra Sumra                   Victorian PoetsSem : 02cYear : 2011-12Roll No - 17Paper : Victorian LiteratureDepa...
Introduction• The Victorian age is especially remarkable  because of its rapid progress in all the arts and  science and i...
• Victorian age is emphatically an age of realism  rather than of romance not the realism of Zola  and Ibson but a deeper ...
Alfred Tennyson• His Life• Tennyson       was born in the Rectory of  Somersby, Lincolnshire, in 1809. He was one of  the ...
• Among its treasures are still read with delight [1] The  Lotus,• [2] Palace of art,• [3] A dream of fair women,• [4] The...
• Tennysons life is a remarkable one in this  respect, that from beginning to end he seems  to have been dominated by a si...
• Tennyson was not only a man and a poet , he was a  voice, the voice of a whole people , expressing in  exquisite melody ...
• Tennysons Immature work, like that of the  minor poets, is sometimes in a doubtful of  despairing strain but his in memo...
His Works• Tennysons Works it may be well to record two  things, by way to suggestion ,• First , Tennysons poetry is not s...
• Tennyson had publishing poetry .since 1827, his first poems  appearing almost simultaneously with the last work of  Byro...
• The most loved of all Tennysons works is “in  Memoriam”.• “The Idylls of the king” is among the greatest of  Tennyson’s ...
• Tennysons later volumes, like the “Ballads”  [1864] and “Demeter” [1880]• Other poems like “The change of the light  Bri...
Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) We find that it has many sources:i.    The poet’s thought is often obscure or else so extre...
His Life:He was birn in Camberwell, on the outskirts of London, in1882, from his first home and from his first school, at...
His Works:        Drametic Lyric(1842)        Drametic Romances and lyrics(1845)        Man and Women(1855)        Dra...
Second Period(1841-1846)o   Bells and Pomegranits serieso    Pippas Passeso    Colombes Birthdayo    In Balcony(1855)o   ...
Conclusion:       In the end we can say that Browning’s place in our literaturewill be better appreciated by comparison wi...
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Victorian Poet: Alfred Tennyson and Robert Browning

  1. 1. Name : Jitendra Sumra Victorian PoetsSem : 02cYear : 2011-12Roll No - 17Paper : Victorian LiteratureDepartment Of EnglishBhavnagar University
  2. 2. Introduction• The Victorian age is especially remarkable because of its rapid progress in all the arts and science and in Mechanical inventions.• Victorian as is also known for the age of the Newspapers, the Magazine, and the modern novel.• The first two being the story of the worlds daily life and the last our pleasantest form of literary entertainment as well as our most successful method of presenting modern problems and modern ideas.• Cont…
  3. 3. • Victorian age is emphatically an age of realism rather than of romance not the realism of Zola and Ibson but a deeper realism which strives to tell the whole truth, showing moral and physical diseases as they are , but holding up health and hope as the normal condition of humanity. The two main poet are Alfred Tennyson and Robert Browning.• Cont…
  4. 4. Alfred Tennyson• His Life• Tennyson was born in the Rectory of Somersby, Lincolnshire, in 1809. He was one of the twelve children’s of the Rue. George Clayton Tennyson, a Scholarly clergyman, and his wife Elizabeth fitches a gentle, lovable women.• Tennyson wrote with his Brothers and first efforts appeared in a little volume called “ Poems by two Brothers” in 1827.• Cont…
  5. 5. • Among its treasures are still read with delight [1] The Lotus,• [2] Palace of art,• [3] A dream of fair women,• [4] The millers daughters, and• [5] The Lady of Shallot.• Tennyson was plunged into a period of gloom and sorrow. The sorrow may be read in the exquisite little poem beginning “Break ,break, break, on thy cold gray stones , o sea!”• Which was his first published Elegy for his friend.• Cont…
  6. 6. • Tennysons life is a remarkable one in this respect, that from beginning to end he seems to have been dominated by a single impulse, the impulse of poetry.• Tennyson was naturally shy, retiring, indifferent to men , hating noise and publicity, loving to be alone with nature.• cont…
  7. 7. • Tennyson was not only a man and a poet , he was a voice, the voice of a whole people , expressing in exquisite melody their doubts and their faith, their griefs and their triumphs.• In the wonderful variety of his verse he suggests all the qualities of Englands greeds poets the dreaminess of spenser. The majesty of Milton, Wordsworth, the fantasy of Black and Coleridge ,the Melody of Keats , and Shelly. The narrative vigor of Scott and Byron.• All these striking qualities are evident on successive pages of Tennysons poetry.• Cont…
  8. 8. • Tennysons Immature work, like that of the minor poets, is sometimes in a doubtful of despairing strain but his in memoriam is like the rainbow after storm, and Browning seems better to express the spirit of his age in the strong manly faith of “ Rabbi Ben Ezra”. And in the courageous optimism of all his poetry.• Cont…
  9. 9. His Works• Tennysons Works it may be well to record two things, by way to suggestion ,• First , Tennysons poetry is not so much to be studied as to be read and appreciated; he is a poet to have open on ones table , and to enjoy ‘ as one enjoys his daily exercise. And• Second we should by all means begins to get acquainted , with Tennyson in get days of our youth.• Cont…
  10. 10. • Tennyson had publishing poetry .since 1827, his first poems appearing almost simultaneously with the last work of Byron, Shelly and Keats.• In 1842- The Princes and Maud,• In 1847- The Princess, a medley, [ A long poem of over there thousand lines of blank verse.]• “Tears, Idle, tears” , “Bugle song” and “ sweet and law”.• In 1855- Maud ; this is called in literature a monodrama, telling the story of a lover who passes from morridness to ecstasy , then to anger and murder, followed by insanity and recovery.• Cont…
  11. 11. • The most loved of all Tennysons works is “in Memoriam”.• “The Idylls of the king” is among the greatest of Tennyson’s later works.• His another collection of poems called “English Idylls” in 1842, In this collection there [1] Dora, [2] The Gardeners Daughter, [3] Ulysses , [4] Locksley and [5] Sir Galahad. One of the most famous of this series is “Enoch Arden” [1864].• Cont…
  12. 12. • Tennysons later volumes, like the “Ballads” [1864] and “Demeter” [1880]• Other poems like “The change of the light Brigade”• “wages “ and “The Higher pantheism”.• Cont…
  13. 13. Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) We find that it has many sources:i. The poet’s thought is often obscure or else so extremely subtle that language expresses it imperfectly.Ii Browning is led from one thing to another by his own mental associations and forgets that readers associations may be an entirely different kind.Iii Browning is careless in his English and frequently clips in hisspeech, giving us a series of ejaculation.He does not like so many other an entertaining poet, one cannot read himafter dinner or whom settled in a comfortable easy-chair, one must sit up andthink and be alert when he reads Browning.
  14. 14. His Life:He was birn in Camberwell, on the outskirts of London, in1882, from his first home and from his first school, atPackhome, he could see London.Like Tennyson this boy found his work very early, and for fiftyyears hardly a week passed that he did not write poetry. Hebegan at prodycee verse.His first known work, Pauline(1833)Two years later appeared, ‘Paracelsus’ and than his tragedystraffored was put upon the stageBrowning’s symbolic name for ‘Poetry and thought’ or ‘Singingand sermonizing’
  15. 15. His Works: Drametic Lyric(1842) Drametic Romances and lyrics(1845) Man and Women(1855) Drametic Persones(1864) His range is enormous and brings all sorts and conditions of man under analysis.The musician in ‘Abt Vogler’, the artist in ‘Andrea del sarto’ , the early christian in ‘Adeath in the desert’. All these and a hundred more histories of the soul show Browning’s marvelousversatility. Periods of his works:First period(1841-1868)o Pauline (1833)o Paracelsus(1835)o Sordello(1840)
  16. 16. Second Period(1841-1846)o Bells and Pomegranits serieso Pippas Passeso Colombes Birthdayo In Balcony(1855)o The Ring(1868)Third Period:o Five at the fairo Red cotton nighto The inn albumo Jocoseria
  17. 17. Conclusion: In the end we can say that Browning’s place in our literaturewill be better appreciated by comparison with his friend Tennyson.Whom we just studied in one respect, especially in their methodsof approaching the truth, the two man are the exact oppositesTennyson is the first artist and than the teacher, but with Browningthe message is always the important thing, and he is careless, toocareless, of the form in which it is expressed.

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