Proem Summary
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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Proem Summary

"Proem" was originally published as the introductory passage to Alfred, Lord Tennyson's booklength poem In Memoriam A. H. H. The complete poem consists of 131 sections and was written over the course of seventeen years, capturing the development of the poet's grief over the death of his friend Arthur Henry Hallam. The influence of Hallam's death can be seen in several of Tennyson's poems, including "Ulysses," "Tithonus," "The Two Voices," and "Break, break, break...

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