The Song of Roland - Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3 Summary

Stanza 8 - This stanza begins with descriptions of rejoicing in Cordres, the city where Charles is headquartered and where no Saracens remain who are neither dead nor unconverted. Charles sits in state with several companions including Roland and Oliver, all seated comfortably on silk blankets, all amusing themselves with games or swordplay. Charles sits on a golden throne, and is described as having a long white beard, being handsome and proud. The poetry here is extravagant in its description of the beauty, peace and rightfulness of the scene as the Saracens dismount from their horses and greet Charles politely.

Stanza 9 - Speaking with flattering diplomatic language, Blancandrin tells Charles that he's come at Marsile's command, describing in detail the gifts of gold and silver he's brought, suggesting that Charles and his men must be more than ready to leave and that, when he goes, Marsile will follow...

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