Alfred Tennyson

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809- 1892)
by: Emily and Zahra

Lord Alfred Tennyson was an English poet during Queen Victoria’s reign. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge. Queen Victoria summoned Tennyson several times and this earned him his title. Many people who Tennyson was close to suffered from mental illnesses and this caused him to have a lifelong fear of these diseases. He also struggled with receiving criticism.
Alfred Tennyson by janetroche16
Alfred Tennyson by janetroche16

Famous works

Poems- (1832)
This originally received mixed views, which Tennyson took critically.

The Princess, A medley- (1847)

In Memoriam- (1850)
The publication of this work brought him lasting fame and success and for the next forty years he was the dominant figure of English poetry.

The Idylls of the King- (multiple editions)

The Lady of Shallot- From Poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830)

By the margin, willow-veil'd,

Slide the heavy barges trail'd
By slow horses; and unhail'd

The shallop flitteth silken-sail'd

Skimming down to Camelot:
But who hath seen her wave her hand?

Or at the casement seen her stand?

Or is she known in all the land,
The Lady of Shalott?

Quotes
“Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.”
“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.”
“Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”

Modern Connection
Tennyson succeeded Wordsworth as Poet Laureate in 1850. The long tradition of a poet laureate originates from England. In the United States, this tradition began in 1937. W.S. Merwin was appointed America's 17th Poet Laureate in 2010. His first book reflected the formalism of the period, but eventually he became known for his impersonal and open style.
Link to W.S. Merwin: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/w-s-merwin

Links:
Alfred Lord Tennyson: An Overview

Tennyson’s Collected Works

Queen Victoria

Trinity College, Cambridge


Primary Sources
"Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes." Find the Famous Quotes You Need, ThinkExist.com Quotations. Web. 04 Feb. 2011. <http://thinkexist.com/quotation/words-like_nature-half_reveal_and_half_conceal/146891.html>.
"The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson." Quotes Quotations. Web. 04 Feb. 2011. <http://quotations.about.com/cs/poemlyrics/a/Lady_Of_Shalott.htm>.


Secondary Source
"Alfred Tennyson - Flickr: Search." Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing. Web. 04 Feb. 2011. <http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=alfred tennyson>.
"Lord Alfred Tennyson - Biography and Works. Search Texts, Read Online. Discuss."The Literature Network: Online Classic Literature, Poems, and Quotes. Essays & Summaries. Web. 04 Feb. 2011. <http://www.online-literature.com/tennyson/>.

Tertiary Source
"Baron | Define Baron at Dictionary.com." Dictionary.com | Find the Meanings and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com. Web. 04 Feb. 2011. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/baron>.

Reviews by other groups:
Evangeline: In the example that Ms. Green provided as well as other wiki pages, usually you see in source citations - bracketed sources after pieces of factual information such as dates, places etc...
Your sources are categorized correctly and the links are relevant however they are not in MLA format and you could use hyperlinks with your four links. This format can be found on The Owl Purdue site which can be accessed via Edmodo. Also - I'm not sure what the significance of the quotes are. Are they significant just because they're famous or is there a link to these to his writing style or personality.



Rudy: Overall, this was very well done. You covered Tennyson's works very thoroughly, and I really liked how you gave some information about each of the books, rather than simply listing them. Your links were also very good, although if Trinity College has a specific page on Tennyson, you could use it to replace the more general site. I also changed the fourth sentence of the first paragraph so that the phrase "mental illness" is not repeated, and replaced "too" with "to." It now reads "Many people who Tennyson was close to suffered from mental illnesses and this caused him to have a lifelong fear of these diseases." The only other thing is that the Trinity College and secondary source Flickr link could be inserted as hyperlinks, rather than simply the URL. For general proofreading, you could try reading the entry out loud. I thought it was very informative and well put together.


Mat and Suhail: When reading your page, when you say "Queen Victoria summoned Tennyson several times and this earned him his title.", you might want to be a bit more clear so as to say why or what he was summoned for. Also, you should have around 200 words of information actually written by you, as right now most of your content is just quotes. The only other thing we noticed was the your sources were not in the MLA format, as well, how does your tertiary source relate to your topic.


Tristan: I will also reiterate the fact that your sources were lacking proper MLA formatting. You used many very useful and interesting quotes and incorporated a good deal of interesting poetry into the article. The information provided was well done, but some critical things were missing as relating to Tennyson's life, such as his manner of death. I like how you commented on his pieces as you listed them off. Generally well done.