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What makes a good narrative poem?

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Introduction

What makes a good narrative poem? Narrative manes telling a story, so a narrative poem is a telling a story in the form of a poem. So that I can answer the above question I will look at the following areas and see if the poems that I was concentrating on fit in to these categories. I think that a good narrative poem should have, an interesting storyline, interesting characters, sounds good and it has good use of words Interesting Storyline If a poem has an interesting storyline it needs to use myths and legends. The myth and legends keep the adiances interesting in the poem. Myth and legends are stories that have been around a long time. ...read more.

Middle

The ballad of the bread mans is a very well know story but it some changes have been made and it has been brought up to the modem times. It is the story of Jesus. For example we know that Jesus was born in a stable but in the poem he was born in an annex which was next to the local pub. In the times of Jesus there was no pubs. The story is interesting in this poem because it is a very famous story but it has been given a slant so that we see the story in a different mind Interesting Characters All stories need to have characters in them. If they didn't have characters there wouldn't be anything for the story to be based on. ...read more.

Conclusion

The grieslybride has two characters the trapper and his wife, but the wife turns into a griesly creature. Suspense Suspense is where you don't know what is going to happen, it is an anxious uncertainty while awaiting an event. It could also be an answered question. There is a lot of suspence in the 6 poems. For example, in the Grielslybride, what has happened to the wife, in the legend of west Lochtarbet who will win the final race for the money? Where has lulu gone and what has happened to her? Is there any hope for timothy winters in the future? What will maloney end up like. In the ballad of the bread man, it makes us think what would it be like if jesus was to return in today's world. ...read more.

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