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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Far less abhorred than these Vexed Scylla bathing in the sea that parts Calabria
from the hoarse Trinacrian shore : Nor uglier follow the night - hag , when called
In secret , riding through the air she comes Lured with the smell of infant blood ...
270 ' Since the Frenchmen have been here They have called it Sault - Marie ; But
that is a name for priests , And not for you and me . It went by another word , '
Quoth he of the shaven head : ' It was called Ticonderoga In the days of the great
1880-1951 The Lion and Albert THERE's a famous seaside place called
Blackpool , That's noted for fresh air and fun , And Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom Went
there with young Albert , their son . S A grand little lad was young Albert , All
dressed in ...
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
ROBERT HENRYSON ?14301506
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