Write a comparison and contrast of 2 poems: Mariana and The Lady of Shalott, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was the leading poet of the Victorian Age in England. Tennyson was a consummate poetic artist, consolidating and refining the traditions bequeathed to him by his predecessors in the Romantic movement. His poetry is remarkable for its metrical variety, rich descriptive imagery, and exquisite verbal melodies. As in the life of every poet, women played a significant role in Tennyson’s life as well. They were a source of inspiration, intrigue and mystery. The main topic of this paper will be to see how Tennyson challenges his women characters and how they respond to these challenges. Tennyson lost but regained his trust in women....