The Song of Roland - Part 19 Summary & Analysis

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Part 19 Summary

Stanzas 215, 216 - Charles arms himself and mounts his war horse. He leads his soldiers on, calling for aid from God and Saint Peter. Meanwhile, his soldiers arm themselves for battle. Charles tells his noble generals that the courage and bravery of the nights can be completely trusted, adding that if the Saracens don't flee, they'll pay a high price for Roland's death.

Stanza 217 - Charles names two deputies as replacements for Roland and Oliver, assigns four other nobles as commanders of other divisions, and expresses the belief that none of them will be quick to yield in battle.

Stanzas 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225 - Under the direction of Charles and Naimon, the soldiers organize themselves into their divisions. Each stanza repeats the same essential content, listing the French county from which each division comes, celebrating the divisions' bravery, and describing their armor and equipment.

Stanza 226 - When everything is ready, Charles...

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