This isn't a true tale. It is a myth. The most essential portion of this poem, in my opinion, is when Saint Peter transforms the elderly lady into a woodpecker to teach her a lesson. This shows that even at the gates of heaven, Saint Peter can be playful and have some fun.
The poem is based on the Germanic legend of a malevolent elf who haunts the Black Forest, luring children to destruction. It was translated into English by Sir Walter Scott and set to music in a famous song by Franz Schubert. In the ballad, a father and son are journeying homeward on horseback at night. The son falls asleep, and when he wakes up they find his horse has disappeared and neither he nor his father can be found anywhere near where they had been riding.
It is believed that the poet was either thinking of or writing about the Karlsbader Eisenbahnen railroad tragedy which occurred on August 13, 1857. A train traveling from Hamburg to Berlin crashed into a river bridge near Karlsbad, Bohemia (now Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic). Out of the thirty-one people aboard, only two survived. The cause of the accident was determined to be human error, although some witnesses claimed to have seen a black figure running away from the scene before the crash.
The poem contains many elements of a Gothic horror story: a kingdom/realm inhabited by evil creatures; a hero (in this case, a father); a quest; danger; miracles; magic; etc. Therefore, it is not surprising that the poem has been interpreted as a tale of supernatural horror many times over the years.
A "legend" is a popular narrative from the past that many people believe, but it is impossible to establish whether or not it is genuine. It is frequently recounted to youngsters and conveys a message or a moral. The poet himself claims that he does not believe this story is accurate. However, it has been passed down through the generations and appears in many books so it must have some significance.
The legend tells of a man named Arthur who was born on April 23rd. He was a king who lived in Britain during the 5th century. According to the legend, he was a great warrior and led his people against aggressive neighbors until he died at age 30 while saving his country from destruction. His death was very sad because there were no weapons capable of killing him on earth at the time so his body was buried in Avalon where it remains today. After his death, women in his kingdom began to dream about him every night and some said they saw him walking around outside their windows. These dreams helped to start a belief in heaven and hell which are two parts of our world where you can go when you die. Although there is no proof that this story is true, many people think it is because it is so interesting and it gives you an idea of what kind of person King Arthur was before he became famous.
In England, the story of King Arthur is used to teach children about the need to be brave and courageous.
1 response A legend is a semi-true narrative that has been passed down through the generations. This legend holds significant value or symbolism for the culture from which it arose. This poem may also be considered a folktale, which is a narrative passed down from generation to generation. Folktales often include stories that teach moral lessons or provide advice on how to deal with problems that arise in life.
The poem "Legend" was written by William Wordsworth. It was first published in 1798 in his collection of poems titled Poems by Wordsworth. The poem is about a young man who lives at the edge of a large forest and works as an apprentice to a shoemaker. One day while working alone in the woods he meets a beautiful woman named "Legend." They fall in love and marry. But the husband finds out that she is actually a princess who had been locked up in the forest all her life because her true love killed a dragon during their wedding night. Now that the couple is married they must go to court to prove their love before leaving for London where the king who ruled over the kingdom where the princess lived could award them with gifts and positions suitable for a royal marriage.
Wordsworth based the character of the princess on his own daughter Dorothy. He wrote two other poems about women named "Legend" and they too are about daughters of noble families who fall in love with men working as servants.