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Poem of the Month: Tennyson’s “Tears, Idle Tears”
Poem of the Month: Tennyson's "Tears, Idle Tears"

Tennyson’s lyric “Tears, Idle Tears” is often seen as the representative Victorian poem of melancholy, and particularly a melancholy without explicit object. The poem has been useful in my upper-level Victorian poetry classes to demonstrate Arthur Hallam’s key poetics essay on “poems of sensation” as opposed to “poems of reflection” (in his 1831 review of […]