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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ANONYMOUS C.1475 Robin Hood and the Monk In summer , when the shaws
be sheen And leaves be large and long , Hit is full merry in fair forest To hear the
fowlis song ; 3 To see the deer draw to the dale And leave the hillés hee , And ...
Oh leave me not in this eternal woe , For if thou diest , my love , I know not where
to go . ' Beyond a mortal man impassioned far At these voluptuous accents , he
arose , Ethereal , flushed , and like a throbbing star Seen mid the sapphire ...
Well , well , I should have spent them , And Tom's a prudent head ' ) ' I leave to
you , my ThomasTo you IN TRUST for Ned . ' ISS The wrath and consternation
What poet e'er could trace That at this fatal passage Came o'er Prince Tom his
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
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