Study Guide

Mariana Calling Card

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Calling Card

Lonely Lyricism

Tennyson is famous for his lyrical lines and poetic stylings. Just take a look at any of his most famous works to see the wordsmith at work. But don't forget to pay attention to the underlying tone of those poems while you're at it. Tennyson's work is filled with loneliness and heartbreak. In fact, he even wrote a series of poems about King Arthur and Guinevere, who experienced tragedy in both love and kingdom. Just take a look at Mariana's overall theme of despair. Though the words are pretty, the sentiment is sorrowful. Bummers were just Tennyson's bag.

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