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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The Polar Spirit's fellow - daemons , the invisible inhabitants of the element , take
part in his wrong ; and two of them relate , one to the other , that penance long
and heavy for the ancient Mariner hath been accorded to the Polar Spirit who ...
... many a day ; And now grown rich with plundered store , He steers his course
for Scotland's shore . 45 So thick a haze o'erspreads the sky They cannot see the
sun on high ; The wind hath blown a gale all day , At evening it hath died away .
Wretch , ' I cried , “ thy God hath lent thee — by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite - respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore ; Quaff , oh quaff this
kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore ! ' Quoth the Raven , ' Nevermore ...
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
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