Who rides so late through night and wind? It is the father with his child; He has the boy in his arms, He grips him tightly, he keeps him warm.
Who rides so late in a night so wild? A father is riding with his child. He clasps the boy close in his arm; He holds him tightly, he keeps him warm. What do you fear? With his crown and his shroud! Yes, that is he! So glad we'll be!
Such flowers to pick! Such sights to behold! My mother will make you clothes of gold! It's only the wind in the leaves of the tree. Do you not see The Erl-King's pale daughters waiting for me? And if you're not willing, I'll take you by force! The Erl-King has caught me--his fingers are cold!
He spurs on his steed.
He carries the child with desperate speed. He reaches the courtyard, and looks down with dread. There in his arms the boy lies dead. The literal translation of the title is The Alder King; it is sometimes translated as The Elf-King, and it is typical of the old tales of the dangerous elves or fairies who lure mortals drawn by their human beauty into their perilous realm.
It is a fine example of Gothic romanticism, with its mix of death and beauty, and its influence trails into modern literature, from Goethe to Lord Dunsany The King of Elfland's Daughter to Neil Gaiman Stardust.The Erl-King, also called The Elf-King, dramatic ballad by J.W.
von Goethe, written in and published as Der Erlkönig.
The poem is based on the Germanic legend of a malevolent elf who haunts the Black Forest, luring children to destruction. Misc. Notes This file is based on high-resolution images obtained from the source using a method explained on this page.
Full LOEB resolution compressed to 80% jpgs. The Erl-King (French: Le Roi des aulnes) is a novel by the French writer Michel Tournier. It is also known as The Ogre. It tells the story of a man who recruits children to be Nazis in the belief that he is protecting them.
The novel received the Prix Goncourt. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Erl King.
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Sign up to gain access to mobile numbers, public records, and more. The Erl-king Through this Carter can express her feminist views Why does the narration shift?
The woods represent slippery metaphorical space of engulfment and annihilation; in conflict with the narrator’s fearfulness there is a sense of excitement and release. The Erl-King and the nature around him represent the standing order of things in the narrator's universe.
In the reality of the woods, he is the dominating male and she is the submissive female whom he traps.