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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ALFRED , LORD TENNYSON 1809-1892 The Lady of Shalott PART I ON either
side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye , That clothe the wold and meet
the sky ; And thro ' the field the road runs by To many - towered Camelot ; And up
She knows not what the curse may be , And so she weaveth steadily , And little
other care hath she , The Lady of Shalott . 40 45 And moving thro ' a mirror clear
That hangs before her all the year , Shadows of the world appear . There she
Out flew the web and floated wide ; The mirror cracked from side to side ; “ The
curse is come upon me , cried The Lady of Shalott . IIS 120 125 Part IV In the
stormy east wind straining , The pale yellow woods were waning , The broad
stream in ...
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
ROBERT HENRYSON ?14301506
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