About Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears" and "Crossing the Bar". Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King, "Ulysses", and "Tithonus". Read this selected list from the most popular and best poems of the author.
He is the ninth most frequently quoted poet and writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.