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- People who lived during The Romantic Era (mid 18th century) were said to be artistic, natural and emotional.
- Visual arts, music and literature became increasingly medieval in order to escape from the changing world around them - population growth and industrialism.
- These factors influenced poetry greatly in this period.

- Alfred (Lord) Tennyson (August 6, 1809 - Oct. 6, 1892) is one of the most well-known poets in the English language.
- He had MANY admirers, even as famous as Queen Victoria.
- A statue at Lincoln Cathedral was built in honour of him in
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- His great talent for poetry is still acknowledged today, because several phrases from his works are frequently used in our daily lives.
  • "Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all"
  • "Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die"
  • "Nature, red in tooth and claw"
  • "My strenght is as the strenght of ten, / Because my heart is pure"
  • "Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers"
- He is the ninth most commonly quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

Here are a couple popular poems that you may have heard of:

Tithonus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithonus_(poem)

The Lady of Shalott:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_of_Shalott
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By Jess Jones