Function of Pastoral Elements

James R. Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California

Note 11 to Chapter 5 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.

This point is also emphasized by Buckley, p. 115, though he does not make the necessary allowairce for the poem's duality and therefore talks of what happens in half the poem as though it occurred throughout.

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