The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse
Iona Opie, Iona Archibald Opie, Peter Opie, The Late Peter Opie, Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press, 1983 - Всего страниц: 407
Succinctly called "a book of tales of various kinds, romantic, humorous, ghostly, and gory, written at any time over the past six hundred years" by the compilers, Iona Opie and the late Peter Opie, this universally-appealing collection of 59 poems presents a comprehensive literary tradition of narrative verse from Chaucer to Auden.
The anthology includes Pope's "The Rape of the Lock," Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott," Poe's "The Raven," and Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark," along with such twentieth-century narrative classics as G.K. Chesterton's "Lepanto," Robert Frost's "The Code," Marriott Edgar's "The Lion and Albert," and W.H. Auden's "The Ballad of Barnaby." Abridgements and extracts from book-length narratives such as Spenser's The Faerie Queen and Milton's Paradise Lost add to the richness and variety of the collection. The Opies also provide extensive notes which trace the source of the poet's inspiration, whether fact or fiction, and demonstrate how the creative process has transformed that source into a work of art.
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They'll turn me in your arms , lady , Into an esk and adder ; But hold me fast , and
fear me not , I am your bairn's father . 135 ' They'll turn me to a bear sae grim ,
And then a lion bold ; But hold me fast , and fear me not , As ye shall love your ...
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll ; Charms strike the sight , but merit wins
the soul . ' So spoke the dame , but no applause ensued ; Belinda frowned ,
Thalestris called her prude . ' To arms , to arms ! the fierce virago cries , And swift
But Rustum strode to his tent door , and called His followers in , and bade them
bring his arms , And clad himself in steel : the arms he chose Were plain , and on
his shield was no device , Only his helm was rich , inlaid with gold , And from the
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The Opies write in their preface that they have chosen (for the most part) poems that tell a straightforward and complete story. They also "....point out that narrative verse needs a different reading ... Читать весь отзыв
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