Alfred, Lord Tennyson, a popular English poet. He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1850 until his death in 1892.

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Speculation on bisexualityEdit

The poem, In Memoriam about a man’s love for another man includes sexual imagery, the poet compares his sorrow to the sorrow of a loving widower who misses his late wife in bed.

Tears of the widower, when he sees A late-lost form that sleep reveals, And moves his doubtful arms, and feels Her place is empty, fall like these; [1]
There has been speculation that Tennyson may have experienced gay feelings for his friend though there is no question that Tennyson was strongly attracted to women. [2] If Tennyson had bisexual feelings it is unclear whether he acted on these feelings. Tennyson certainly concealed any gay feelings or actions that may or may not have arisen.



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