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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Of brass they broughten bemės , and of box , Of horn , of bone , in which they
blew and pooped , And therewithal they skrikèd and they whooped ; It seemed as
that heaven shouldė fall . Now , goodė men , I pray you harkneth all : Lo , how ...
Wherefore I rede that cut among us all Be draw , and let see where the cut will fall
; And he that hath the cut with heartė blithe Shall runnė to the town , and that full
swithe , And bring us bread and wine full privily . And two of us shall keepen ...
This is my weird , ' he said , ' And now I ken the worst ; For many shall fall with the
morn , But I shall fall with the first . O , you of the outland tongue , You of the
painted face , This is the place of my death ; Can you tell me the name of the
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
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