Introduction to Alfred Lord Tennyson: Life and Major Poetic Works


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The line, 'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all' comes from what work?

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1. The line 'Theirs not to reason why / Theirs but to do or die' comes from what work?

2. How is Tennyson's work most identified?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Delve into the significance of specific works written by Tennyson with these quiz and worksheet lesson resources. Learn about his famous works and important dates in his life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on:

  • Themes
  • Purpose of his poetry
  • Distinctive lines
  • Important dates
  • Trials & successes

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will let you demonstrate your skills of:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Tennyson's life
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about poetry in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Life and Works of Tennyson lesson

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson on the Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson to get more information on the history and writings. You can achieve the following objectives with this lesson:

  • Distinguish the themes used by Tennyson
  • Discover the legacy of the poetry
  • Follow a timeline of his life
  • Understand Tennyson as a historical English figure