Alfred Tennyson 1809 - 1892
Alfred Tennyson -
Before and after Saturday Night.
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Alfred Tennyson was a poet. Like many introverted poets
Tennyson liked to keep a low profile,
which is tough when you're brilliant.
In full, he was
Tennyson, 1st Baron of Aldworth and Freshwater.
short, he was Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Tennyson was a writer through and
through. He started writing the second he could hold a
pen, which he was able to do very early in his childhood.
Tennyson's infancy was
slightly intense. He had a boozing father and eleven
siblings, some of which struggled with mental problems.
But Tennyson plowed through it all,
married Emily Sellwood, attracted
and became poet laureate in 1850.
in the world is a poet laureate?
and Emily made two sons and settled down on the Isle of Wight.
Tennyson's Lady of Shalott
The Lady of Shalott was published in 1833. In 1888,
John William Waterhouse felt inspired by the poem and
came up with the painting below.
THE LADY OF SHALOTT - BY JOHN
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ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
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