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As I walked out one evening

W. H. Auden

As I walked out one evening

songs, ballads, lullabies, limericks and other light verse

by W. H. Auden

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Published by Faber and Faber in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published: 1995.

Statementby W.H. Auden ; selected by Edward Mendelson.
ContributionsMendelson, Edward.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii,153p. ;
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18822813M
ISBN 100571178987

As I walked out one evening: songs, ballads, lullabies, limericks, and other light verse User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict If we are to take Mendelson at his word in his preface to the controversial Selected Poems--he asserted that "the surest way to misunderstand Auden is to read him as the modernists' heir"--then 5/5(1). As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning () is a memoir by Laurie Lee, a British poet. It is a sequel to Cider with Rosie which detailed his early life in Gloucestershire after the First World : Laurie Lee.

Lee made the same journey in and walked straight into the perfect storm of the Spanish Civil War and described the experience in his rite-of-passage book As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning. Like so many, as a young man, Paul read the book and fell in love with both Spain and Lee.   ‘As I Walked Out One Evening’ is (like ‘If I Could Tell You’) a poem about the fate of love (and indeed life) in the face of Time. It was originally intended by Auden to be set to music – which explains the regular rhythm – and its style is that of a literary ballad.

Throughout "As I walked Out One Evening," Auden sets up comparisons between the manmade and the natural. It's not quite East Coast vs. West Coast, but Auden makes the rivalry pretty interesting nevertheless. These two realms seem to be in a kind of tug-of-war for supremacy. Who do you think will win? Shmoops money is on that river.  As I walked out one evening, Walking down Bristol Street, The crowds upon the pavement Were fields of harvest wheat. And down by the brimming river I heard a lover sing Under an arch of the railway: "Love has no ending. "I'll love you, dear, I'll love you Till China and .


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As I walked out one evening, - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. As I Walked Out One Evening by W. Auden - Poems | As I Walked Out One Evening Paperback – July 1, by Donald Wetzel (Author)Author: Donald Wetzel.

By turns lyrical, tender, sardonic, courtly, and risque, As I Walked Out One Evening is Auden at his most irresistible and affecting. About the Author W. Auden () was one of the wittiest and most worldly of English poetry's great twentieth century by: 8. Overview In the memoir As I Walked Out One Evening Donald Wetzel explores what it is like to enter into the realm of old age.

He approaches the changes within his life with the same sense of humor and of awe with which he approaches everything. He is looking for : Donald Wetzel.

It's Auden's "As I Walked Out One Evening." In just 60 lines, this poem offers a gripping plot filled with eavesdropping and surreal twists, a cast of unexpected characters, arresting imagery, and intricate, interesting formal components that will keep those prosody freaks entertained for hours.

“As I walked out one evening, Walking down Bristol Street, The crowds upon the pavement Were fields of harvest wheat. And down by the brimming river I heard a lover sing Under an arch of the railway: 'Love has no ending. 'I'll love you, dear, I'll love you Till China and Africa meet, And the river jumps over the mountain And the salmon sing in the street,/5.

As I Walked Out One Evening: A Book of Ballads Hardcover – September 1, by Helen Plotz (Editor)Format: Hardcover. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (), deals with his leaving home for London and his first visit to Spain in A Moment of War () is based on his experiences in Spain with the Republican International Brigades during the Spanish Civil by: Following the excellent 'Cider with Rosie' it was a big ask for Lee to achieve such heights with his next book - never-the-less, 'As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning' is a highly enjoyable account of his journey through pre-war Spain and the colourful characters who flit in and out of the tale/5(74).

“As I Walked out One Evening” reflects Auden’s interest in the ballad, a form which he often practiced in the late ’s, when this poem was composed. The stanza is a slight variation of the. "As I Walked Out One Evening" is a poem from the mids, Auden's early stage.

It is a literary ballad with ABCB quatrains and other elements of the lyric poem. It is commonly read alongside “O Tell Me the Truth About Love" and “Lullaby,” the latter having a theme in common with it, since both the present poem and “Lullaby” temper.

As I walked out one evening, Walking down Bristol Street, The crowds upon the pavement Were fields of harvest wheat. And down by the brimming river I heard a lover sing Under an arch of the railway: ‘Love has no ending.

’I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you Till China. As I Walked Out One Evening Summary. Ol' W.H. makes it pretty clear what's going on in this one. The title, "As I Walked Out One Evening," is a good indication of what follows: it's the speaker's observations and thoughts during an evening stroll.

Sounds kind of nice, right. Well, stay tuned. Auden begins by setting the scene. A babbling stream of consciousness from a septuagenarian writer who is afraid he has Alzheimer's disease.

Wetzel's father had Alzheimer's, as did an aunt and other members of his paternal line, and until his doctor assures him that at 74 he is out of danger, Wetzel is constantly on the lookout for it in himself, and on more than one occasion he's convinced that he has found : Donald Wetzel.

First published in the collection Another Time (), “As I Walked Out One Evening” describes an allegorical conversation between Love and Time as they discuss the power of love to conquer eternity.

The speaker, walking down to the river one evening, overhears two lovers pledging their undying devotion to. As I walked out one evening, Walking down Bristol Street, The crowds upon the pavement Were fields of harvest wheat. And down by the brimming river I heard a lover sing Under an arch of the railway.

About As I Walked Out One Evening W. Auden once defined light verse as the kind that is written by poets who are democratically in tune with their audience and whose language is straightforward and close to general speech.

His most famous work was an autobiographical trilogy which consisted of Cider with Rosie (), As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning () and A Moment of War (). While the first volume famously recounts his childhood in the idyllic Slad Valley, the second deals with his leaving home for London and his Laurence Edward Alan "Laurie" Lee, MBE, was an English poet, novelist, and /5.

Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent book publisher and has been voted "Publisher of the Year" thirteen times including the inaugural award in and eleven times since As I Walked Out One Evening - W.H. Auden - - Allen & Unwin - Australia. Following the excellent 'Cider with Rosie' it was a big ask for Lee to achieve such heights with his next book - never-the-less, 'As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning' is a highly enjoyable account of his journey through pre-war Spain and the colourful characters who flit in and out of the tale/5().

The title, "As I Walked Out One Evening," let's us know right away that the setting for this one is, well, out. And it is, of course, evening. In the first stanza, Auden even gives us a specific street name. We get the sense of a very urban setting with the mention of crowds, pavement, and railways.On the surface, "As I Walked Out One Evening" may just be about a guy strolling along an English city street.

But when we dig a little deeper it becomes clear there's more going on. This one explor.Complete summary of W. H. Auden's As I walked out one evening. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of As I walked out one evening.