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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Hit befell on Whitsontide , Early in a May morning , The sun up fair can shine And
the birdės merry can sing . 10 “ This is a merry morning , ' said Little John , ' Be
Him that died on tree ; A more merry man than I am one Lives not in Christiantie .
275 280 And it fell on the morrow's morning , In the fiercest of the fight , That the
Cameron bit the dust As he foretold at night ; And far from the hills of heather Far
from the isles of the sea , He sleeps in the place of the name As it was doomed to
The Wreck of the Hesperus was written soon after a terrible storm had wrecked
the schooner Hesperus on the reef known as Norman's Woe , off the
Massachusetts coast , near Gloucester , in December 1839. The next morning a
body had ...
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