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English epic and heroic poetry. by W. Macneile Dixon

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Published by Haskell House in New York .
Written in English


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Originally published, London: Dent, 1912.

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Open LibraryOL14463248M

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Subsequent chapters take up the main subject of the book, examining the evolution of English epic poetry from the anonymous Old English Beowulf to Derek Walcott's poem Omeros. Works covered in this section include Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, John Milton's Paradise Lost, William Blake's Milton, William Wordsworth's The Prelude, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh.5/5(1). Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion Librivox Free Audiobook Red Men And White by WISTER, Owen Planning in the Chaos of Life Max Eversfield's Podcast Inside Jr. Reign Disruptive Digital Marketing MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by Peter Gelman . Fragments of Early English Heroic Poetry -- V. Early Christian Epic -- VI. Epic and Romance -- Chaucer -- VII. Epic and History -- Layamon -- Barbour -- VIII. The Romantic Epic -- Spenser -- IX. Heroic Poetry in the Sixteenth Century -- X. The Classical Epic -- Milton -- XI. Heroic Poetry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries -- XII. The. Great poems with epic aspirations or pretensions have continued to be written: Wordsworth's Prelude, Byron's Don Juan, Keats's Hyperion poems, Eliot's Waste Land, Pound's Cantos, and of course (though in prose) Joyce's Ulysses.

Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion. English epic and heroic poetry by Dixon, William Macneile, Publication date Topics Epic poetry, English, English poetry -- History and criticismPages:   Old English heroic poetry celebrates ancient and contemporary warriors, but it also celebrates acts of self-sacrifice and the stories of brave women, and combines pagan and Christian values. Mike Bintley introduces some of the key texts of the genre, including Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Dream of the Rood and Judith. See also epic. An epic (from the Ancient Greek adjective ἐπικός (epikos), from ἔπος (epos) "word, story, poem") is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation. Fragments of early English heroic poetry -- V. Early Christian epic -- VI. Epic and romance, Chaucer -- VII. Epic and history, Layamon, Barbour -- VIII. The romantic epic, Spenser -- IX. Heroic poetry in the sixteenth century -- X. The classical epic, Milton -- XI. Heroic poetry in .

The book examines the world view of an indigenous culture as reconstructed from its own words, demonstrates a flexible outline for organising an analytical dossier of the genre of oral heroic epic poetry in a specific culture, and presents an abundance of new information to compare with better-known heroic .   Epic poetry, related to heroic poetry, is a narrative art form common to many ancient and modern societies. In some traditional circles, the term epic poetry is restricted to the Greek poet Homer's works The Iliad and The Odyssey and, sometimes grudgingly, the Roman poet Virgil's The r, beginning with the Greek philosopher Aristotle who collected "barbarian epic poems. This Companion surveys over four thousand years of epic poetry from the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh to Derek Walcott's postcolonial Omeros. The list of epic poets analysed here includes some of the greatest writers in literary history in Europe and beyond: Homer, Virgil, Dante, Camões, Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats and Pound, among others. Arthur Thomas Hatto, FBA ( ) was a scholar of medieval German literature and, especially after his retirement from the University of London, where he served as Professor of German from to , the comparative study of oral heroic epic poetry.