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Alfred Tennyson

Tennyson’s Treatment of Nature

Tennyson was a great poet of nature. He stands side by side with Wordsworth, Shelly, Keats and Byron in the treatment of nature. A critic, Harrison, has observed-

Byron is the poet of mountains and oceans, Shelly of clouds and airs, Keats of perfume of the evening, Wordsworth of the mysteries and Tennyson is of the poet of flowers, trees and birds.

And Tennyson is supreme in this regard. The meanest flower that blows does not inspire the thoughts of Tennyson as it did of Wordsworth. But Tennyson has painted them all- flowers, trees, herbs, woods and meadows in a magical way.

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