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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... And she's awa to Carterhaugh , As fast as she can hie . IS When she came to
Carterhaugh Tam Lin was at the well , And there she fand his steed standing , But
awa was himsel . 20 She had na pu'd a double rose , A rose but only twae , Till ...
80 She had na pu'd a double rose , A rose but only twae , Till up then started
young Tam Lin , Says , ' Lady , thou pu's nae mae . ' Why pu's thou the rose ,
Janet , Amang the groves sae green , And a ' to kill the bonnie babe ...
Hence it's plain That Rose , who was of her toilet vain , Should have a team that
ought to be Equal to any in all Paris ! 20 ' Bring forth the horse ! ' The commissaire
Bowed , and brought Miss Rose a pair Leading an equipage rich and rare .
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The Opies write in their preface that they have chosen (for the most part) poems that tell a straightforward and complete story. They also "....point out that narrative verse needs a different reading ... Читать весь отзыв
GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
ROBERT HENRYSON ?14301506
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