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Title: J.R.R. Tolkien The Fall of Arthur in the Context of the Middle-English Alliterative Verse Tradition ; Upadek Artura J.R.R. Tolkiena w kontekście formulicznej tradycji średnioangielskiej arturiańskiej poezji aliteracyjnej

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J.R.R. Tolkien The Fall of Arthur in the Context of the Middle-English Alliterative Verse Tradition  
Upadek Artura J.R.R. Tolkiena w kontekście formulicznej tradycji średnioangielskiej arturiańskiej poezji aliteracyjnej

Creator:

Błaszkiewicz, Bartłomiej

Subject and Keywords:

Tokien   Arthur   alliteration   orality   formulaic  
Tolkien   Artur   aliteracja   oralność   formulaiczność

Abstract:

The article discusses the unfinished alliterative poem by J.R.R. Tolkien entitled The Fall of Arthur in the context of the Middle-English aliterative verse tradition. Tolkien’s poem is here specifically compared to the alliterative Morte Arthure, which constitutes the most compatible example of the literary Arthurian tradition in the English High-Medieval period. The argument concentrates on such aspects of poetic composition as the use of oral-descended parallel syntactic and lexical structures as well as the question of high and low poetic register. As a result of the conducted analysis it becomes possible to account for the emerging contrast between the systematic use of the formulaic material in the medieval poem and the practice of ornamental stylisation adopted in The Fall of Arthur, which reflects the literate cultural context of its composition.  
The article discusses the unfinished alliterative poem by J.R.R. Tolkien entitled The Fall of Arthur in the context of the Middle-English aliterative verse tradition. Tolkien’s poem is here specifically compared to the alliterative Morte Arthure, which constitutes the most compatible example of the literary Arthurian tradition in the English High-Medieval period. The argument concentrates on such aspects of poetic composition as the use of oral-descended parallel syntactic and lexical structures as well as the question of high and low poetic register. As a result of the conducted analysis it becomes possible to account for the emerging contrast between the systematic use of the formulaic material in the medieval poem and the practice of ornamental stylisation adopted in The Fall of Arthur, which reflects the literate cultural context of its composition.

Publisher:

Pracownia Badań nad Tradycją Oralną

Contributor:

Zieliński, Karol. Red.   Torbus, Sławomir. Red.

Date issued:

2016

Resource Type:

text

Detailed Type:

journal  
czasopisma online

Format:

application/pdf

Identifier:

oai:repozytorium.uni.wroc.pl:79525

DOI:

10.23734/QO.2016.2.2.11.26

Language:

eng   pol

Rights holder:

Copyright by Bartłomiej Błaszkiewicz

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