a narrative poem often of folk origin intended to be sung- simple stanza- usually with a recurrent refrain.
The repetition of one or more phrases or lines at definite intervals in a poem, usually at the end of a stanza
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
difference between what appears to be true and what really is; an event or outcome which is unexpected or surprising to the reader and logically would not have occurred
A short heavy sword with a curved single-edged blade, once used as a weapon by sailors.
the pattern or flow of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Percival is describe in the legends of Camelot as uneducated, not well-dressed, and lacking all of the heroic qualities of a knight. This could be because he was raised by his mother deep in the forest and had never seen a knight, a sword, or for that matter, even a horse. Nonetheless, Percival manages (through dumb-luck, innocence, or whatever you might call it) to get the Grail that Arthur's knights hadn't even been able to get their hands on. So Percival could be described as a hero in sheep's clothes