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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Nay , be my troth , ' said Little John , ' So shall it never be ; But let me be a fellow ,
' said Little John , ' No n'other keep I be . ' 305 Thus John gate Robin Hood out of
prison , Certain withouten layn , When his men saw him whole and sound , For ...
Now who will stand on either hand , And keep the bridge with me ? ' IIS 120 Then
out spake Spurius Lartius ; A Ramnian proud was he : ' Lo , I will stand at thy right
hand , And keep the bridge with thee . ' And out spake strong Herminius ; Of ...
185 190 What buoyancy of will Was theirs to keep her afloat , no vessel now but a
sieveSo jarred and scarred , the rivets starting , no inch of her safe From the guns
of the foe that wrapped her in a cyclone of shrieking steel ! Southward the ...
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
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