History Literature / TheErlKing

17th Oct '17 8:40:59 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' - A powerful member of TheFairFolk goes by this name and the poem is acknowledge to be about him in universe.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' - A powerful member of TheFairFolk goes by this name and the poem is acknowledge to be about him in universe.in-universe.
20th Sep '17 4:37:20 AM shokoshu
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* Of course pathos begets countless parodies (eased by the fact that the poem is so easily recognized even when parodied). To name just one, "König Erl" by famous German comedy poet Heinz Erhardt.
22nd Aug '17 2:09:22 PM eroock
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* FauxAffablyEvil: The Erlking shows his real face after his seductive approach doesn't work on the boy.


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* WouldHurtAChild: The Erlking offers violence against the boy.
21st Aug '17 1:53:01 PM eroock
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* AdultFear: Having your child scream for help and eventually dying in your arms.

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* AdultFear: Having your child scream screaming for help and eventually dying in your arms.
21st Aug '17 1:52:34 PM eroock
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* DeathOfAChild: A young boy dies.



* TheFairFolk: The Erl-king and his daughters.

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* TheFairFolk: The Erl-king Erlking and his daughters.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The poem does not answer the question whether the Erl-King is real or only the dying boy's fever dream.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The poem does not answer the question whether the Erl-King Erlking is real or only the dying boy's fever dream.
21st Aug '17 1:43:19 PM eroock
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* DyingInYourArmsTonight: What we have to assume to be the pose of father and son at the end.

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* DyingInYourArmsTonight: DiedInYourArmsTonight: What we have to assume to be the pose of father and son at the end.
21st Aug '17 1:41:27 PM eroock
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* AdultFear: Having your child dying in your arms
* DownerEnding: By the time the father arrives home, his son has already died.
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* TheFairFolk: The Erl-king and his daughters

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* AdultFear: Having your child scream for help and eventually dying in your arms
arms.
* DyingInYourArmsTonight: What we have to assume to be the pose of father and son at the end.
* DownerEnding: By the time the father arrives home, his son has already died.
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died.
* TheFairFolk: The Erl-king and his daughters daughters.



* NotNowKiddo: How the father initially disregards the boy's fears

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* NotNowKiddo: How the father initially disregards the boy's fears fears.
21st Aug '17 1:27:06 PM eroock
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* There is a quite famous SurrealHorror ''{{Film/Labyrinth}}'' DarkFic by [[{{FanficRecs/Labyrinth}} Subtilior]] tiled "Erlkönig". Let's just say the references don't stop at the title.

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* There is a quite famous SurrealHorror ''{{Film/Labyrinth}}'' DarkFic by [[{{FanficRecs/Labyrinth}} Subtilior]] tiled titled "Erlkönig". Let's just say the references don't stop at the title.
21st Aug '17 1:22:52 PM eroock
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-> ''"Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind? Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind."''[[note]]Who rides there so late through the night dark and drear? The father it is, with his infant so dear.[[/note]]

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-> ''"Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind? Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind."''[[note]]Who "'' [[note]]Who rides there so late through the night dark and drear? The father it is, with his infant so dear.[[/note]]
21st Aug '17 1:22:35 PM eroock
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-> ''Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind? Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind.''[[note]]Who rides there so late through the night dark and drear? The father it is, with his infant so dear;[[/note]]

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-> ''Wer ''"Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind? Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind.''[[note]]Who "''[[note]]Who rides there so late through the night dark and drear? The father it is, with his infant so dear;[[/note]]
dear.[[/note]]
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