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"KING HORN": A STUDY OF THEME AND STRUCTURE

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Date Issued:
1974
Summary:
This study of King Horn, the earliest extant Middle English verse romance that has chanced to survive, includes a brief survey of the criticism, both historical and textual, that is available in English. It is also an attempt to extend the view that King Horn, aside from its historical value, is a poem in its own right , an artistic achievement possessing a shaped structure and unity. Three themes, those of exile and return, growth to maturity of the hero, and the restoration of order, are discussed in order to reveal their importance to the structure and their contribution to the poem as a whole.
Title: "KING HORN": A STUDY OF THEME AND STRUCTURE.
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Name(s): GLEASON, MARJORIE W.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Greer, Allen W., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1974
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 58 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study of King Horn, the earliest extant Middle English verse romance that has chanced to survive, includes a brief survey of the criticism, both historical and textual, that is available in English. It is also an attempt to extend the view that King Horn, aside from its historical value, is a poem in its own right , an artistic achievement possessing a shaped structure and unity. Three themes, those of exile and return, growth to maturity of the hero, and the restoration of order, are discussed in order to reveal their importance to the structure and their contribution to the poem as a whole.
Identifier: 13665 (digitool), FADT13665 (IID), fau:12659 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1974.
Subject(s): King Horn (Metrical romance)
English poetry--Middle English, 1100-1500.
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