These three books," said the curate, "are the best that have been written in Castilian in heroic verse
, and they may compare with the most famous of Italy; let them be preserved as the richest treasures of poetry that Spain possesses.
Imitation is only a kind of play or sport, and the tragic poets, whether they write in iambic or in Heroic verse
, are imitators in the highest degree?
According to some religious Anglo-Saxons, the existence and popularity of heroic verse
exposed the newly converted people to spiritual danger.
Tolkien writes a "sequel" to what is remembered as the finest example of Old English heroic verse
, gives it a fitting title for its epic context, then ironically undercuts both of these by focusing on the inglorious task of Tida and Totta.
Wickert realizes the muscularity and the fluidity of Tasso's heroic verse
best when he relaxes slightly his efforts to match Tasso's syntax, as in his chilling rendering of the epic simile that describes Rinaldo breaking into the barricaded Temple of Solomon: "Even as a ravening wolf in darkening air / comes prowling round a sheepfold bolted fast, / his maw greedy and gaunt, his hunger and care / by inborn wrath and hate matched and surpassed.
in heroic verse
, of love, betrayal, pain and guilt, life over death
Dryden was the first to attribute Milton's sublime style to a rhetorical technique (Jensen 111) and, in "The Author's apology For Heroic Poetry and Poetic License" which prefaced "The State of Innocence," his own operatic vision of Paradise Lost, Dryden took on the role of critic when he judged Milton's heroic verse
By the time Brunichildis was killed in 613, history had already begun to evolve into legend, though the paucity of surviving German heroic verse
until the Hildebrandslied in the eleventh century has obliged scholars to trace several lost stages of its emergence from Burgundian to Frankish, Bavarian, and Austrian versions.
The Aeneid loses its sacred aura and is demystified at the same time it remains a model of heroic verse
However, the present volume clearly takes issue with this implicit devaluation of the Evangelienbuch: whereas here even the Hildebrandslied is featured only as part of a wider discussion of heroic verse
, Otfrid von Weissenburg is the only writer to have an entire contribution devoted to him.
, he says, is "music / for taxiing to take-off; for cremation," life and death, but his commitment was to heroic verse
from his first great poem, Genesis, so his suffering is great: "How is it tuned, how can it be un- / tuned, with lithium, this harp of nerves?
11] I believe that Camoes in his Lusiadas had no less lofty an expectation than Sidney of the capabilities of heroic verse