Memoriam Tennyson in Memoriam by Essay

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Indeed, this is also clear in his occupation with both scientific, philosophical, and literary things. Being human in a well-rounded and complete way, despite the conflict he experiences regarding this, is the poet's triumph.

The conflict indicated in the poem is one that Lord Tennyson has experienced throughout his life, according to authors such as Andrew Lang. Indeed, as a boy he was continually investigating even early theories of evolution, long before it became socially fashionable to consider such issues. The poem is therefore the culmination of long years, not only of writing the poem itself, but also of deeply philosophical thought about scientific and biological issues.
Viewed in connection with the rest of the poem, Lyric CXX can then be seen as representing Tennyson's philosophical thought about death as representing hope within despair, loss, and sorrow. The loss of faith does not necessarily need to mean loss as a whole. Instead, it changes and reforms the individual concerned into a better and more complete being.

References

Tennyson, Lord Alfred. "In Memoriam" Lyric CXX.

Secondary Texts:

Jacobs, Joseph. Tennyson and "in Memoriam": An Appreciation and a Study. BiblioBazaar, LLC, 2009.

Lang, Andrew. Alfred Tennyson. William Blackwood & Sons, 1901. Republished online by David Price. http://www.fullbooks.com/Alfred-Tennyson1.html.....

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