Alfred Lord Tennyson Nationality - English Lifespan - 1809 - 1892 Father - Reverand George Clayton Tennyson, Clergyman Educated - Trinity College , Cambridge Career - Poet and dramatist First Published - 1828 Born: August 6, 1809 Somersby, England Died: October 6, 1892 Haslemere, England
‘ The Brook’ written by ‘Alfred Lord Tennyson’ beautifully describes the journey of a brook starting from its origin till the last that is to join the brimming river. The brook is written in the first person in the form of an autobiography.
It has been personified to act like humans. Like humans it also passes through various phases of life both good and bad.
Sometimes the brook is slow and sometimes it is fast. It has serpentine movement.
Through this poem poet has given a message that man’s life is short and tends to end one day but the brook is eternal.