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Essays on Medieval Literature$
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J. A. Burrow

Print publication date: 1984

Print ISBN-13: 9780198111870

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.001.0001

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Henryson: The Preaching of The Swallow *

Henryson: The Preaching of The Swallow *

(p.148) 9. Henryson: The Preaching of The Swallow *
Essays on Medieval Literature

J.A. Burrow

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses in detail The Preaching of the Swallow, which is one of the animal fables in the uncompleted collection by Robert Henryson. Some of the features of the fable that are discussed include present alliterations, parallelisms, and structural significance.

Keywords:   The Preaching of the Swallow, animal fables, uncompleted collection, Robert Henryson, alliterations, parallelisms, structural significance

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