Creation of an epic – 18

Another example from Archer shows   a poem based on a strikers’ song in 1932 during the Winnipeg Riot: On the Trek   In ’32 the plan was hatched That McNaughton had laid Set up camps for the unemployed To make sure no one strayed Relief camps they now would be…

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Creation of an epic – 17

For example, here is an example from Archer of what he imagined at the site of the Battle of Batoche as shown through the form of a Nineteenth Century literary ballad: Nor does this quiet nestled place Reveal the shift so wrenched Through battle in our country’s dawn That territories…

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