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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IOS She spake , and at her words the hellish pest Forbore , then these to her
Satan returned : ΠΟ ' So strange thy outcry , and thy words so strange Thou
interposest , that my sudden hand Prevented spares to tell thee yet by deeds
What it ...
The skiff - uoat neared : I heard them talk , " Why , this is strange , I trow ! Where
are those lights so many and fair , That signal made but now ? " $ 25
Approacheth the ship “ Strange , by my faith ! 136 SAMUEL TAYLOR
125 For strange it was to see him pass With a step so light and gay , And strange
it was to see him look So wistfully at the day , And strange it was to think that he
Had such a debt to pay . 130 133 For oak and elm have pleasant leaves That in ...
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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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