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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30 Janet has kilted her green kirtle A little aboon her knee , And she has snooded
her yellow hair A little aboon her bree , And she is to her father's ha ' , As fast as
she can hie . 35 Four and twenty ladies fair Were playing at the ba ' , And out ...
40 ' O father ! I hear the sound of guns , O say , what may it be ? ' ' Some ship in
distress , that cannot live In such an angry sea ! ' 45 ' O father ! I see a gleaming
light , O say , what may it be ? ' But the father answered never a word , A frozen ...
But if thou thinkest the price be fair — thy brethren wait to sup , The hound is kin
to the jackal - spawn - howl , dog , and call them up ! And if thou thinkest the price
be high , in steer and gear and stack , Give me my father's mare again , and I'll ...
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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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