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Book Information: Crossing the Bar

Crossing the Bar (1889) [Poem]
by Alfred Tennyson Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Written shortly after a severe illness, the poem is a metaphor comparing death to crossing the sandbar between the harbour and the ocean.

Original title: Crossing the Bar
Original languages: English

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Genre: PoetryVerse

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Selected Poems of Tennyson (1960) [Collection]
      Author: Alfred Tennyson
     Tennyson's Poetry (1971) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Alfred Tennyson
     In Memoriam, Maud and Other Poems (1975) [Collection]
      Author: Alfred Tennyson
     Top 500 Poems, the (1992) [Anthology]
      Authors: Lewis Carroll , Edgar Allan Poe , William Shakespeare , Rudyard Kipling , John Milton , Emily Dickinson , Emily Brontė , William Blake , George Gordon Byron , T. S. Eliot , John Keats , D. H. Lawrence , Christopher Marlowe , Sylvia Plath , Walter Scott , Jonathan Swift , Alfred Tennyson , Dylan Thomas , Walt Whitman , Oscar Wilde , William Wordsworth , William Butler Yeats , Algernon Charles Swinburne , Thomas Hardy , Robert Louis Stevenson , E.E. Cummings , Geoffrey Chaucer , Ezra Pound , Oliver Goldsmith , Matthew Arnold , W.H. Auden , Edgar Lee Masters , A.E. Housman , Alexander Pope , John Dryden , Robert Browning , Robert Burns , Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Hart Crane , John Donne , John Greenleaf Whittier , Edwin Arlington Robinson , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Gerard Manley Hopkins , Edmund Spenser , Randall Jarrell , Marianne Moore , Wallace Stevens , Vachel Lindsay , John Masefield , Walter de la Mare , Christina Rossetti , Dante Gabriel Rossetti , Gwendolyn Brooks , Langston Hughes , Robert Frost , Carl Sandburg , Edward Lear , Arthur Hugh Clough , Robinson Jeffers , Edwin Markham , William Carlos Williams , Archibald MacLeish , Richard Wilbur , Theodore Roethke , William Allingham , Unknown Author , Samuel Johnson , Ben Jonson , Richard Eberhart , Thomas Hood , Stevie Smith , Clement C. Moore , Louis MacNeice , Allen Tate , John Skelton , Sir Thomas Wyatt , Walter Raleigh , Sir Philip Sydney , George Peele , Robert Southwell , Samuel Daniel , Michael Drayton , Thomas Campion , Thomas Nashe , Chidiock Tichborne , Sir Henry Wotton , John Webster , William Browne , Robert Herrick , Henry King , George Herbert , Thomas Carew , Sir William Davenant , Edmund Waller , Sir John Suckling , Anne Bradstreet , Richard Lovelace , Andrew Marvell , Henry Vaughan , Edward Taylor , Thomas Gray , William Collins , William Cowper , Philip Freneau , Robert Southey , Walter Savage Landor , Thomas Campbell , Leigh Hunt , Charles Wolfe , Percy Bysshe Shelley , John Clare , William Cullen Bryant , Thomas Lovell Beddoes , Ralph Waldo Emerson , Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Oliver Wendell Holmes , Julia Ward Howe , George Meredith , Sir William Schwenck Gilbert , Robert Bridges , Eugene Field , Francis Thompson , Gelett Burgess , Ernest Dowson , William Henry Davies , Edward Thomas , Rupert Brooke , Dame Edith Sitwell , John Crowe Ransom , Claude McKay , Isaac Rosenberg , Wilfred Owen , Stephen Spender , Elizabeth Bishop , Robert Hayden , Henry Reed , Robert Lowell , Philip Larkin , Allen Ginsberg

Notes:

  • Set to music by composer Hubert Parry in 1903

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