Note 1 to Chapter 2 of the author's Tennyson's Major Poems, which Yale University Press published in 1975. It has been included in the Victorian Web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.
W. D. Paden has demonstrated what highly idiosyncratic pattern may be observed in these conventional Poems. Paden's book is also the most extended and interesting study of Tennyson's earliest poems.
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