What is a idyll?

   Idyll is a short and highly finished narrative poem presenting a complete picture. The word idyl, or idyll, means "a little picture." The word is used sometimes to designate a short pastoral poem, but more properly speaking the idyll presents scenes of action rather than of pastoral quiet, and appeals to strong rather than to gentle emotions. The idyll belongs to the epic class of poetry as distinguished from the lyric and dramatic. Tennyson's Idylls of the King are the best examples of idylls.