Anonymous - Vercelli Book Essays
Paradox and Unity: An Exploration of The Dream of the Rood College
The Vercelli Book
The Dream of the Rood is a poem that deals in riddles and paradox, yet a sense of unity pervades the piece. It is iconic for its depiction of the actual crucifixion of Jesus, told by the crucifix itself through the poet’s use of prosopopoeia – the...