Committee Chair

Jordan, Joseph P.

Committee Member

Smith, Joyce C.; Guy, Matthew

Department

Dept. of English

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This thesis examines temporo-narrative progress in Tennyson's "In Memoriam A.H.H." as a means of situating that work within the Petrarchan lyric sequence tradition, in relation to which it has most often been treated as tangential. "In Memoriam A.H.H.," I will demonstrate, exhibits a more persistent sense of temporal progress than is typical in other examples of the Petrarchan genre, by virtue of its containing more frequent direct continuities of thought between individual poems than is typical. Such continuities, however, are not in themselves entirely unprecedented in the genre, so that their more persistent presence in Tennyson’s work represents more a stretching than a breaching of generic parameters, and "In Memoriam A.H.H." in any case also utilizes other, more conventional methods to contribute to its uniquely strong sense of sequence-wide temporo-narrative progress.

Degree

M. A.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts.

Date

5-2019

Subject

Poets, English -- 19th century -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.

Name

Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892. In memoriam

Keyword

Tennyson; Petrarch; Lyric sequence; In Memoriam A.H.H.; Time; Narrative

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

vii, 78 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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