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Tolkien's Poetry

Tolkien's Poetry
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Introduction byMichael Drout
EditorJulian Eilmann & Allan Turner
IllustratorAnke Eissmann
PublisherWalking Tree Publishers
Released2 April 2013
FormatPaperback
Pages221
ISBN978-3-905703-28-3
SeriesCormarë Series
Preceded bySub-creating Middle-earth
Followed byO What a Tangled Web

Tolkien's Poetry is a collection of ten essays examining J.R.R. Tolkien's poetry. It was published as No. 28 in the Cormarë Series.

[edit] From the publisher

J.R.R. Tolkien is best known for his prose work, especially his novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Although there are many poems included in his novels that add depth to the narrative, Tolkien's talent as a writer of poetry has scarcely been appreciated and in-depth studies of Tolkien's verses are rare. This collection edited by Julian Eilmann and Allan Turner presents ten papers and an introduction by Michael Drout that deal with specific aspects of Tolkien's poetry. Some papers focus on one particular poem, while others examine a group of poems with a specific thematic approach. Among other topics, this collection highlights Tolkien's development as a writer of alliterative verse, the relationship between poetry and faith, or the function of poems in the narrative of The Lord of the Rings. In addition this volume takes a critical look at the use of poetry in Peter Jackson's movie trilogy, illustrating how Tolkien's verses contribute to a contemporary adaptation of this literary classic.

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  • Foreword
    • By: Julian Eilmann and Allan Turner
  • Introduction: Reading Tolkien's Poetry
  • Tolkien's Development as a Writer of Alliterative Poetry in Modern English
  • "A Metre I Invented": Tolkien's Clues to Tempo in "Errantry"
    • By: John R. Holmes
  • "For W.H.A." – Tolkien's Poem in Praise of Auden
  • "The glimmer of limitless extensions in time and space": The Function of Poems in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
    • By: Petra Zimmermann
  • Poetic Form and Spiritual Function: Praise, Invocation and Prayer in The Lord of the Rings
    • By: Lynn Forest-Hill
  • What is it but a dream? Tolkien's "The Sea Bell" and Yeats' "The Man who Dreamed of Faeryland"
    • By: Sue Bridgwater
  • Poetry in the Transmission Conceit of The Silmarillion
    • By: Michael A. Joosten
  • Tolkien's Poetic Use of the Old English and Latinate Vocabulary: A Study of Three Poems from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
  • Cinematic Poetry: J.R.R. Tolkien's Poetry in The Lord of the Rings Films
    • By: Julian Eilmann
  • Early Influences on Tolkien's Poetry
    • By: Allan Turner

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