Sappho and the Making of Tennysonian Lyric

  title={Sappho and the Making of Tennysonian Lyric},
  author={Linda H. Peterson},
  pages={121 - 137}
In 1830, on a summer tour in southern France and the Pyrenees, Alfred Tennyson wrote the poem now known as "Mariana in the South." When Arthur Henry Hallam, Tennyson's travelling companion on that tour, sent a copy of the poem to their mutual friend W B. Donne, he included a paragraph of critical commentary that has since become part of Tennyson studies-although, as I shall argue, in a strangely halfacknowledged way. Hallam noted that the poem was a "pendant to his [Tennyson's] former poem of… 
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