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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20 25 30 35 40 Belinda still her downy pillow pressed , Her guardian sylph
prolonged the balmy rest : ' Twas he had summoned to her silent bed The
morning dream that hovered o'er her head ; A youth more glittering than a birth -
night beau ...
He summons straight his denizens of air ; The lucid squadrons round the sails
repair : Soft o'er the shrouds aerial whispers breathe , That seemed but zephyrs
to the train beneath . Some to the sun their insect - wings unfold , Waft on the ...
And now , as o'er the rocks and dells The gallant chidings rise , All Snowdon's
craggy chaos yells The many - mingled cries . 25 That day Llewelyn little loved
The chase of hart and hare ; And scant and small the booty proved , For Gelert
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
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