forgotten me in my death:
Nay – God my Christ – I pass but shall not die.
(The Passing of Arthur, ll. 27–8)
The organizational structure of volume two therefore reflects Cameron’s extraction of themes embedded in Tennyson’s poems. She presents a complex weave
that joins allegories of the pagan and feminine East, where religiouslife was
considered backward and unenlightened and where death was ritualized and
final, with photographs illustrating hopeful expressions of life after death, which
are made possible by Christian belief.
Volume two ends with Maud, but a