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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275 280 But when as none of them he saw him take , He to him raught a dagger
sharp and keen , And gave it him in hand : his hand did quake , And tremble like
a leaf of aspen green , And troubled blood through his pale face was seen To ...
so SS 60 There is no need of boot or spur , There is no need of whip or wand ;
For Johnny has his holly - bough , And with a hurly - burly now He shakes the
green bough in his hand . And Betty o'er and o'er has told The boy , who is her
465 470 475 480 With Tartar girls , with whom thou art wont to dance ; But on the
Oxus sands , and in the dance Of battle , and with me , who make no play Of war :
I fight it out , and hand to hand . Speak not to me of truce , and pledge , and ...
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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
GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
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