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The Figure of the Singer$
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Daniel Karlin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199213986

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199213986.001.0001

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Songs in Books (2)

Songs in Books (2)

The Princess

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The Figure of the Singer

Daniel Karlin

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the representation of songs within poems by focusing on Alfred Tennyson’s The Princess, subtitled ‘A Medley’. In particular, it examines the formal device by which characters in the poetic treatment of a prose tale appear as singers. It also considers the ‘figure of the singer’ in The Princess and the way the songs are placed within and outside the frame of the story. Finally, it discusses the distinction between the ‘songs’ sung by the characters in the poem and the ‘poems’ which the Princess reads from her book.

Keywords:   songs, poems, Alfred Tennyson, The Princess, singers, figure of the singer

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