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J.R.R. Tolkien is among the most well liked writers of the twentieth century. His most renowned works of fiction, The Lord of the earrings and The Hobbit, have offered thousands of hundreds of thousands of copies and entirely reworked glossy delusion fiction. additionally, Tolkien used to be a celebrated pupil, a professor at Oxford, and the writer of the main influential article at the nice Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf ever written.
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The trimeter lines form a refrain, so that the last line of each stanza echoes (with slight variations) the fourth line. The short fifth line of each stanza invariably consists of a pair of rhymes for the last two syllables of the refrain, so that in the first stanza, the last words of line four (“for meat was hard to come by”) provides the key to the two rhymes of line five: “Done by! ” Finally, the first line of each stanza contains an internal rhyme, as in the initial line of the poem: “Troll sat alone on a seat of stone” (209; emphasis mine).
Tolkien put together a group of poems from the 1920s and 1930s, only three of which actually concerned Tom Bombadil himself, and added a mock-scholarly preface in which he claims that the poems have been taken from the Red Book of Westmarch, the purported source of the stories told in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Some of the selections, he says, are in the hands of Bilbo or of Sam Gamgee, while others are traditional songs of the Shire, or were written in the margins of the book by other hands, probably from “oral tradition,” Tolkien says (Tales from the Perilous Realm 170).
But he was bored with retirement, and he missed the male companionship that his teaching and days with the Inklings had given him. This feeling was deepened by the death, at age 64, of C. S. Lewis on November 22, 1963. ” He began to keep a diary in another newly invented alphabet, a diary that revealed a man frustrated and depressed over his boredom, his inability to work, and his advancing old age. It was a gloom that eventually led him to compose a new story, Smith of Wootton Major, a tale published by Allen & Unwin in 1967.