Color symbols in the "Idylls"

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

Note 38 to Chapter 8 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.

The importance of these symbolic colors throughout the Idylls is examined by Richard Adicks.

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