How did Tennyson’s poetry change after he became Poet Laureate in 1850?
Tennyson’s later poetry was primarily narrative rather than lyrical. For example, unlike
Tennyson said that as a child he was haunted by “the passion of the past.” In what ways can Tennyson be considered a poet of the past?
Most of Tennyson’s best poems ponder the past.
How did Tennyson respond to the scientific advances of his day?
Tennyson lived through many important discoveries and developments in the fields of biology, astronomy, and geology. In 1830-33, Charles Lyell’s