For Poetry Aloud this week here are the closing words of “The Holy Grail,” one of the twelve long poems or “idylls” in Alfred Tennyson’s magnificent Idylls of the King. We are in the time of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, but the days are darkening, and Camelot is rushing to its doom. The quest, which King Arthur had advised his knigh…
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King Arthur, in "The Holy Grail"
Poetry Aloud will help you learn how to read poetry with your ears. Unlike children with bad table manners, poetry is meant to be heard and not just seen. Join Anthony Esolen every other week (or so) as he introduces and discusses a longish poem and then reads it aloud.
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