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Pearl (1400) [Poem]
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Series: Works of the Pearl-Poet

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An allegorical poem written in the late 14th century. It uses alliterative verse and is believed to have been written by the same unknown author as the poems Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience and Cleanness.

The narrator, grieving over the death of his daughter, his 'pearl of great price', wanders into a garden and falls asleep. In a dream-vision, he sees a maiden in white whom he recognizes as his lost Pearl. She tells him not to mourn her because she is among the blessed in Heaven, and lectures him about the need to seek redemption above all other things. She tries to comfort him by showing him the city of heavenly Jerusalem, but when he tries to cross the river to reach it he suddenly awakes.

Original title: Pearl
Original languages: Middle English


Genre: PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry
PoetryVerseReligious And Inspirational

Edition #1: Pearl

Pearl (1400)
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Language: English

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Pearl (1400)

ISBN: 0393044564

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