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Alfred Lord Tennyson. By: Jasmin Henderson Period 3. Table Of Contents. Slide 3 – Biography of Alfred Slide 4 - The first poem is Break, Break, Break Slide 5 – The second poem is The Oak Slide 6 – Ask Me No More is the third poem Slide 7 – Love And Death is the fourth poem

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Alfred lord tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson

By: Jasmin Henderson

Period 3

Table of contents
Table Of Contents

  • Slide 3 – Biography of Alfred

  • Slide 4 - The first poem is Break, Break, Break

  • Slide 5 – The second poem is The Oak

  • Slide 6 – Ask Me No More is the third poem

  • Slide 7 – Love And Death is the fourth poem

  • Slide 8 – Late, Late, So late is the very last poem

  • Glossary

  • Afterward


  • Born August 6th 1809

  • 1827 he left home with his brothers because they had published a book Poems By Two Brothers

  • His brothers became well known in Cambridge

  • The success of his 1842 poems made him popular poet

  • At age 41 he has written some great poems but still continues to write

  • Died at age 83 on October 6th 1892

Break break break
Break, Break, Break

  • O, well for the fisherman's boy,That he shouts with his sister at play!O, well for the sailor lad,That he sings in his boat on the bay!

  • And the stately ships go onTo their haven under the hill;But O for the touch of a vanished hand,And the sound of a voice that is still!

  • Break, break, break,At the foot of thy crags, O Sea!But the tender grace of a day that is deadWill never come back to me.


  • This poem talks about a man that happens to pass away but the scene remains the same

  • Also the poet mourns the death of his friend the man who wont ever come back.

The oak
The Oak

  • Live thy Life,Young and old,Like yon oak,Bright in spring,Living gold;

  • Summer-richThen; and thenAutumn-changedSoberer-huedGold again.

  • All his leavesFall'n at length,Look, he stands,Trunk and boughNaked strength.


  • This is talking about comparing a oak tree to a human man how it is old living the life just like the man

Ask me no more
Ask Me No More

  • Ask me no more: the moon may draw the sea; The cloud may stoop from heaven and take the shape, With fold to fold, of mountain or of cape; But O too fond, when have I answer'd thee? Ask me no more. Ask me no more: what answer should I give? I love not hollow cheek or faded eye: Yet, O my friend, I will not have thee die! Ask me no more, lest I should bid thee live; Ask me no more. Ask me no more: thy fate and mine are seal'd: I strove against the stream and all in vain: Let the great river take me to the main: No more, dear love, for at a touch I yield; Ask me no more.


  • Talks about what he does or doesn’t love

  • Also it is about this lady and his fate and how they will survive

Love and death
Love And Death

  • What time the mighty moon was gathering lightLove paced the thymy plots of Paradise,And all about him roll’d his lustrous eyes;When, turning round a cassia, full in view,Death, walking all alone beneath a yew,And talking to himself, first met his sight.‘You must begone,’ said Death, ‘these walks are mine.’Love wept and spread his sheeny vans for flight;Yet ere he parted said, ‘This hour is thine:Thou art the shadow of life, and as the treeStands in the sun and shadows all beneath,So in the light of great eternityLife eminent creates the shade of death.The shadow passeth when the tree shall fall,But I shall reign for ever over all.’


  • It talks about how love is infinitive and powering and having love makes people fear death even more

  • Also how love is way stronger than stuff like death

Late late so late
Late, Late, So Late

  • Late, late, so late! and dark the night and chill!Late, late, so late! but we can enter still.Too late, too late! ye cannot enter now.No light had we: for that we do repent;And learning this, the bridegroom will relent.Too late, too late! ye cannot enter now.No light: so late! and dark and chill the night!O, let us in, that we may find the light!Too late, too late: ye cannot enter now.Have we not heard the bridgegroom is so sweet?O, let us in, tho' late, to kiss his feet!No, no, too late! ye cannot enter now."


  • It talks about the darkness of the night and how they are trying to get inside the church to see what is going on


  • Relent : to become more mild, compassionate or forgiving

  • Lustrous: having luster ; luminous

  • Vain: to be proud or concerned about one’s appearance qualities or like awards and achievements

  • Hued: to be having color

  • Crags: a rugged rock or a part of a rock

  • Bridegroom: newly married man or a man about to get married

  • Soberer: not drunk of intoxicated

  • Vanished: to be gone or to disappear

  • Thymy: to pertain to or to resemble

  • Eminent: to rank or to be in highly station


  • I think all the poems were just a little advanced for me but I managed to get the point that he was throwing across like in the poem Break Break Break was talking about the man that had passed away and how the poet who was probably close with the man who died mourned over him

  • Late Late so Late is my least favorite poem because first it talks about eh night fall then all of a sudden at the end it talks about a bridegroom