The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, and, so are repeated. The poet repeated the same word lochinvar at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
O young Lochinvar is come out of the west, Through all the wide Border his steed was the best; And save his good broadsword he weapons had none, He rode all unarm'd, and he rode all alone.
Lochinvar Lochinvar is a narrative poem from early last century which records the daring abduction of Ellen by the young Scottish lord Lochinvar. I found this poem by Sir Walter Scott interesting and enjoyable because it is written in the style of a fairy tale, it is a strong and lively poem, it uses archaic language, it has repetition, and passes on a message of determination to it’s readers.
The poem LOCHINVAR is an interesting study in human relationship and newer struggle active and passive characters. Those who are active are ready to battle and those who are passive are intellectual. Lochinvar is the main character who is active and dominant.
Lochinvar. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). Ballads: Netherby Hall. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. 1876-79. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes. Scotland: Vols. VI-VIII.
Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field is an 1808 epic, historical romance poem written by Scottish novelist, poet, playwright, and historian Sir Walter Scott. It tells the story of Lord Marmion—a.
Lochinvar, fictional romantic hero of the ballad “ Marmion” (1808) by Sir Walter Scott. Lochinvar is a brave knight who arrives unannounced at the bridal feast of Ellen, his beloved, who is about to be married to “a laggard in love and a dastard in war.”.
In my view, this poem captures the values of the times it was written in, where a physically superior mate (Lochinvar) just swooped in and claimed his prize (Ellen). The narrative style of the poem also points to the reality of the times when women were viewed as chattel with no independent agency.