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Jessie L.Weston

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Tove Buskbjerg Thomasenhas quoted2 years ago
my Studies on the Legend of Sir Gawain, already referred to, I have suggested that the character of the lady here is, perhaps, a reminiscence of that of the Queen of the Magic Castle or Isle, daughter or niece of an enchanter, who at an early stage of Gawain’s story was undoubtedly his love. I think it not impos-sible that she was an integral part of the tale as first told, and her rôle here was determined by that which she originally played.
Tove Buskbjerg Thomasenhas quoted2 years ago
wheel,—the lines forming the body of the stave being not rhyming, but alliterative. The dialect in which it is written has been decided to be West Midland, probably Lancashire, and is by no means easy to understand
Tove Buskbjerg Thomasenhas quoted2 years ago
Our poem, or, to speak more correctly, metrical romance, contains over 2500 lines, and is composed in staves of varying length, ending in five short rhyming lines, technically known as a bob and
Tove Buskbjerg Thomasenhas quoted2 years ago
Our poem, or, to speak more correctly, metrical romance, contains
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