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The Sinful KnightsA Study of Middle English Penitential Romance$
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Andrea Hopkins

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198117629

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117629.001.0001

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Roberd of Cisyle

Roberd of Cisyle

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This chapter discusses the last poem to be included in this book, Roberd of Cisyle, which has a number of striking features of the penitent sinner archetype found in Guy of Warwick and Sir Ysumbras. Compared to the other poems in this book, however, it stands at the borderline of romance. One important feature of the poem is that it uses a narrative technique which presents it in a straightforward manner.

Keywords:   Roberd of Cisyle, penitent sinner, poems, romance, narrative technique, Guy of Warwick, Sir Ysumbras

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