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A critical analysis of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings
and Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy;
with reference to the art of plagiarism in
Fantasy Literature

By Simon G. P. Bailey.

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  Three Rings for the Elven-Kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-Lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

The Rhyme of the Rings from The Lord of the Rings


When frost doth grow on Claves’ bell
And shadows walk upon the road
When water blackens in the well
Three Swords must come again.

When Bukken from the earth do creep
And Hunėn from the heights descend
When Nightmare throttles peaceful sleep
Three Swords must come again.

To turn the stride of treading Fate
To clear the fogging Mists of Time
If Early shall resist too Late
Three Swords must come again.

The Prophecy of The Swords from Memory, Sorrow and Thorn

 

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