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Some uses of direct speech in the Stanzaic 'Morte Arthur' and Malory.

Archibald, Elizabeth (2018) 'Some uses of direct speech in the Stanzaic 'Morte Arthur' and Malory.', Arthuriana., 28 (3). pp. 66-85.


Malory drew heavily on the Stanzaic Morte Arthur for the content of his final books, but he might also have been influenced by the Stanzaic-poet's distinctive use of direct speech to convey emotion. Unintroduced direct speech and uninterrupted dialogue are recurring features of the poem that can lead to ambiguity. Especially when treating the affair of Launcelot and Gaynour, this English poet often uses a few lines of direct speech to emphasize particular scenes and emotions.

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