VICTORIAN POETRYALFRED TENNYSON:• He is considered to be a poetof sadness and loss.• He wrote a lot in the dramatic monologue form.• He wrote poems on theKing Arthur and the Knights ofRound Table.
• The poems combine history, dramaticeffect, and the kind of sadness which hewas famous for.• He wrote many plays.• Tennyson is best known for IN MEMORIAN, an elegy to a friend• Tennysons works were melancholic, and reflected the moral and intellectual values of his time
ROBERT BROWNING The master of the dramatic monologue form in the Victorian Age. Many of Browning’s dramatic monologues contain moments of violence.
“My Last Duchess is one of the mostfamous poems. He became famous when he ran off with Elizabeth Barret, who was also poet. Browning’s vocabulary is large and his fondness for little-known wprds proverbial.
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING She was thebest-known female poem of the century. “Aurora Leigh” was considered a Victorian feminist text.
Her lyrics ( Sonnets from thePortuguese) are pretty, displaying awoman’s passion. Many of her poems protest what she considered unjust social conditions.
MATTHEW ARNOLD:He wrote a short poem about the crisis ofbeliefs of his time: “DOVER BEACH”. ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH:He reflects some of the feelings of doubt of the time.
EDWARD LEAR:. • He became famous for his nonsense poems, often in a rhyming form called LIMERICK.
DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTIo His art was characterised by its sensuality and its medieval revivalism.o His early poetry was influenced by John Keats.
o His later poetry was characterised by thecomplex interlinking of thought andfeeling, especially in his sonnetsequence The House of Life.