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  1. 1. Name: Joshi Tejasvi a Class: M.A. Sem: 02 Roll no. 21 Paper no. 06 (The Victorian age) Topic: Introduction The major Writer Tennyson & Browning Submitted to: M.K.B.U. University Bhavnagar.
  2. 2.  The duration of queen Victoria’s reign is known as the Victorian Age or the age of Tennyson or some critics believes age of Charles Dickens.  The romantic poet advocated ‘Art for Art’s sake’ while most of the Victoria poets supported ‘Art for Morality sake’ poets like Browning , Matthew Arnold used poetry to improve the society.
  3. 3.  Alfred Tennyson(1809-92)  Tennyson was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire. Tennyson’s life is 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 had begun writing as a child and published some of his best known poems, including ‘Mariana’, when he was only twenty.  Tennyson went to Cambridge where he met Arthur Henry Hallam whose early death was to prompt Tennyson to write his great elegy of mourning, In “Memoriam”.  T.S. Eliot called him “the great master of Melancholia.
  4. 4.  Poetry  The Princess (1847) this poem is in blank verse.  In Memoriam (1850)  Crossing the Bar (1889) the last poem And his own elegy.  Ulysses  Maud and other poems (1855)  Historical Plays  Queen Mary(1875)  Harold(1875  The Cup (1881) is based on a story from Plutarch.  The Falcon(1879) is a comedy based on a story from Boccaccio.  The Foresters (1892) this story dealing with the familiar Robin Hood. Theme was produced in America.
  5. 5.  “In Memoriam” completed in 1849 written in the memory of Arthur Hallam. The poem is divided into 133 cantos.  I hold it true, whatever befall;  I feel it when I sorrow most;  ‘tis better to have loved and lost  Than never to have loved at all.  This stanza is to be found in canto 27.  the last two line are usually taken as  offering a meditation on the dissolution  of romantic relationship.  However the lines originally referred  to the death of the poet’s beloved friend.  The immortality of human love is the theme of the poem, which is made up of over one hundred different lyrics.
  6. 6.  If we attempt to sum up the quality of Tennyson, as shown in all these works, the task is a difficult one; but two things stand out more or less plainly.  First, Tennyson is essentially the artist. Second, like all the great writers of his age he is emphatically a teacher, often a leader. Tennyson’s theme, so characteristic of his age, is the reign of order, of law in the physical world, producing evolution.
  7. 7.  Robert Browning (1812-89).  He was an English poet and playwright. Browning’s father outwardly a business man, a clerk for fifty years in the Bank of England. His mother was a sensitive, musical woman.  He is another distinguished poet of the period. He was the father of dramatic Monologue. He was an port in pessimistic age. ‘Men and Women’ is the masterpiece of him. He is not like many other entertaining poets. One cannot read his poetry was influenced by Italian painters.  In 1846 Browning married the older poet Elizabeth Barrett, who at the time was considerably better known than himself. So started one of history’s most famous literary marriages.
  8. 8.  Poems  Paracelsus  King Victor and King Charles  Pauline, (1833) an introspective poem, which shows very strongly the influence of Shelly.  Strafford (1837) produced by the actor Macready achieved real pathos towards the close.  Men &women, (his first published work)  The ring and the book,  The ring and the book the poem is composed of twelve books and four volumes from November 1868 through to February 1869.
  9. 9.  A glance at even the titles which Browning gave to his best known volumes- Dramatic Lyrics Dramatic Romances and Lyrics, Men and Women, dramatic personae - will suggest how strong the dramatic element in all his work.
  10. 10.  Among the two Alfred Lord Tennyson is considered as the most representative poet of the age. His poetry provides a mixture of pain and pleasure. His short poems are marvelous. He is the master of Elegy. In variety of his verse. He possesses all the qualities of the greatest poet.  Browning is one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings and challenging.

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