Bardic Life

Hobbit, The

1. Introduction

This is an attempt to reproduce the story of 'The Hobbit' in verse. The story is, in itself, well known to most readers (or must be), and so the slight discrepancies between the good professor's version and this one must be let by.

The rhyme schemes used are different in different chapters. (In fact, this poem started out as an attempt to see how long a coherent story could be kept up in the rhyme scheme 'a b a b a b', which is the scheme for only the first and fourth chapters as the poem now stands.) The rhyme schemes used in the different chapters are:

1. Setting Out ------------------------------------a b a b a b
2. The Finding of the Ring --------------------aa b cc b (Internal rhyme)
3. From Gobin-cave to Elven-wood --------a b a b | c c (Split rhyme)
4. Under the Eaves of Mirkwood ------------a b a b a b
5. Escape from Mirkwood --------------------a b a a b
6. To the Dragon's Lair ------------------------a a a
7. The Killing of Smaug -----------------------a a b a
8. The Gathering of the Clouds -------------a b a b
9. The Battle of the Five Armies -------------a a b b c c

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.


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Author: Telperion the White

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/01/06

Original Post: 05/23/04

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