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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ISO But yet his horse was not a whit Inclined to tarry there ; For why ? -his owner
had a house Full ten miles off , at Ware . So , like an arrow swift he flew , Shot by
an archer strong ; So did he fly — which brings me to The middle of my song .
From their black tents , long files of horse , they streamed : As when , some grey
November morn , the files , In marching order spread , of long - necked cranes ,
Stream over Casbin , and the southern slopes Of Elburz , from the Aralian ...
And awe fell on both the hosts When they saw Rustum's grief : and Ruksh , the
horse , With his head bowing to the ground , and mane Sweeping the dust , came
near , and in mute woe First to the one then to the other moved His head , as if ...
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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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