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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200 205 210 215 And at the west gate of the town , " quod he , “ A cartė full of
dung there shalt thou see , In which my body is hid full privily ; Do thilkė cart
arresten boldėly . My gold caused my murder , sooth to sayn . " And told him
every point ...
225 230 235 ' Or him that wicked pony's carried To the dark cave , the goblin's
hall ; Or in the castle he's pursuing Among the ghosts his own undoing ; Or
playing with the waterfall . ' At poor old Susan then she railed , While to the town
At the next Town , Mr G. left money with some respectable people in the town , to
buy her a new cloak . ' Later in life Wordsworth said ' The humbleness ,
meanness if you like , of the subject , together with the homely mode of treating it
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
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