A collection of old and modern ballads arranged under six headings: magic and miracles, narratives, broadsides and satires, war, work, and love.
|Statement||selected by Helen Plotz.|
|LC Classifications||PR1181 .A75|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 265 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||265|
|ISBN 10||0688800548, 068884054X|
|LC Control Number||76010306|
By turns lyrical, tender, sardonic, courtly, and risque, As I Walked Out One Evening is Auden at his most irresistible and affecting. About the Author W. H. Auden () was one of the wittiest and most worldly of English poetry's great twentieth century by: 8. Overview In the memoir As I Walked Out One Evening Donald Wetzel explores what it is like to enter into the realm of old age. He approaches the changes within his life with the same sense of humor and of awe with which he approaches everything. He is looking for : Donald Wetzel. It's Auden's "As I Walked Out One Evening." In just 60 lines, this poem offers a gripping plot filled with eavesdropping and surreal twists, a cast of unexpected characters, arresting imagery, and intricate, interesting formal components that will keep those prosody freaks entertained for hours. “As I walked out one evening, Walking down Bristol Street, The crowds upon the pavement Were fields of harvest wheat. And down by the brimming river I heard a lover sing Under an arch of the railway: 'Love has no ending. 'I'll love you, dear, I'll love you Till China and Africa meet, And the river jumps over the mountain And the salmon sing in the street,/5.
As I Walked Out One Evening: A Book of Ballads Hardcover – September 1, by Helen Plotz (Editor)Format: Hardcover. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (), deals with his leaving home for London and his first visit to Spain in A Moment of War () is based on his experiences in Spain with the Republican International Brigades during the Spanish Civil by: Following the excellent 'Cider with Rosie' it was a big ask for Lee to achieve such heights with his next book - never-the-less, 'As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning' is a highly enjoyable account of his journey through pre-war Spain and the colourful characters who flit in and out of the tale/5(74). “As I Walked out One Evening” reflects Auden’s interest in the ballad, a form which he often practiced in the late ’s, when this poem was composed. The stanza is a slight variation of the.
"As I Walked Out One Evening" is a poem from the mids, Auden's early stage. It is a literary ballad with ABCB quatrains and other elements of the lyric poem. It is commonly read alongside “O Tell Me the Truth About Love" and “Lullaby,” the latter having a theme in common with it, since both the present poem and “Lullaby” temper. As I walked out one evening, Walking down Bristol Street, The crowds upon the pavement Were fields of harvest wheat. And down by the brimming river I heard a lover sing Under an arch of the railway: ‘Love has no ending. ’I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you Till China . As I Walked Out One Evening Summary. Ol' W.H. makes it pretty clear what's going on in this one. The title, "As I Walked Out One Evening," is a good indication of what follows: it's the speaker's observations and thoughts during an evening stroll. Sounds kind of nice, right? Well, stay tuned. Auden begins by setting the scene. A babbling stream of consciousness from a septuagenarian writer who is afraid he has Alzheimer's disease. Wetzel's father had Alzheimer's, as did an aunt and other members of his paternal line, and until his doctor assures him that at 74 he is out of danger, Wetzel is constantly on the lookout for it in himself, and on more than one occasion he's convinced that he has found : Donald Wetzel.