Tennyson ballad subject crossword – 2017


tennyson ballad subject crossword


Tennyson’s Poems
The Ballad Of Oriana
First published in 1830, not in 1833.

This fine ballad was evidently suggested by the old ballad of Helen of Kirkconnel, both poems being based on a similar incident, and both being the passionate soliloquy of the bereaved lover, though Tennyson’s treatment of the subject is his own. Helen of Kirkconnel was one of the poems which he was fond of reciting, and Fitzgerald says that he used also to recite this poem, in a way not to be forgotten, at Cambridge tables. ‘Life’, i., p. 77.

My heart is wasted with my woe, Oriana.

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