REH Word of the Week: chine Essay


1 - REH Word of the Week: chine Essay introduction. backbone; spine

We will write a custom essay sample on
REH Word of the Week: chine
specifically for you for only $13.9/page
Order now

More Essay Examples on

[origin: 14th century; Middle English; from Anglo-French enchine; of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German, scina, shinbone, needle]


Chief Oswald was a man of war,
Fame of his deeds was blown afar.
Now he smote on the British line,
Cleft a Briton from chin to chine,
Severed another through the spine.
From another knight he dashed the brain,
Charged from the side at the king amain.
Conal’s sight was growing dim,
He saw the fight in a red haze swim.
His sword arm hung like an arm of lead,
He scarce could lift his armored head,
His life was ebbing in spurts of red.
But even as waning sight was spent
He saw the peril of Geraint.
He reined about his weary horse
And barred the furious Saxon’s course.
And the blow for the back of the king was stayed
By Conal’s notched unsteady blade.
Rider and steed in one overthrow
Sank beneath that fearful blow.
King Geraint wheeled and he saw the end
Of his trusted comrade and boyhood friend.
His heart went cold and his lips went pale;
He smote the Saxon like a gale,
Rent his shield and his coat of mail.
Oswald lay by Conal’s side
And over them washed the battle tide.

[from “The Ballad of King Geraint”; to read the complete poem, see The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard, p. 73; Robert E. Howard Selected Poems, p. 359]

Choose Type of service

Choose writer quality

Page count

1 page 275 words


Order Creative Sample Now

Haven’t Found A Paper?

Let us create the best one for you! What is your topic?

By clicking "SEND", you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy. We'll occasionally send you account related and promo emails.

Eric from Graduateway Hi there, would you like to get an essay? What is your topic? Let me help you


Haven't found the Essay You Want?

Get your custom essay sample

For Only $13.90/page