- adj. Characteristic of the style of Alfred Tennyson.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Alfred (Lord) Tennyson, the English poet (1809-92); resembling, or having some of the characteristics of, his poetry, as simplicity, pictorial quality, sensuousness, etc.
- From Alfred Tennyson, a 19th-century English poet. (Wiktionary)
“But it is Frank O'Connor's Edwardian tone, "Tennysonian" as Donoghue describes it ” either way an offense to the tone of the original ” that makes his versions unuseable, despite the great help he had from the Irish scholar David Greene.”
“She had never been tormented by womanhood, and she had lived in a dreamland of Tennysonian poesy, dense even to the full significance of that delicate master's delicate allusions to the grossnesses that intrude upon the relations of queens and knights.”
“With Tennysonian phonemics epitomized by example in this same stanza, the "silent-speaking words" of text, in this case the letters of the dead, give virtual voice to silence rather than merely speaking from it.”
“Such are aural resources that a Tennysonian syllabic ironist like Dickens can elsewhere mobilize, and in the context of epochal dissonance rather than the restorative harmony of Little Dorrit, when, in describing the roar of a locomotive in Dombey and”
“I've been trying to think of a suitable Tennysonian response to your general challenge - I'll look up some more later but for now I think I'll go with Ulysses because he talks about being older: though”
“Or, if you're feeling especially Tennysonian, Lotos-Blossoms!”
“While privileging the epistemological preference for the fundamental over the particular, he takes a dig at the inductive approach by citing a Tennysonian line.”
“So he begins, and so continuing for some time leads us up to the pronouncement that “Tennyson was not Tennysonian.””
“When pedants like Bentley and Munro object that the phrase is unsuitable to its context, of what avail is it to be assured by persons of taste — that is to say per-sons of British taste, Victorian taste, sub-Tennysonian taste — that these are exquisite lines?”
“Hasn't even the Tennysonian comfort of saying "someone" has blundered.”
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