One Ring

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One Ring

the forged by the Dark Lord, it gave invisibility and long life but corrupted its users. [Br. Lit.: J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings in Magill IV, 326]
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Inspired by ancient epics such as Beowulf, Tolkien set about the immense task of crafting a modern-day story of that same grand tapestry and weaved a story of a magical ring of immense power, the "one ring to rule them all." The first installment was published in 1954 as "The Fellowship of the Ring", followed up the next year by "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King".
It wasn't long before my new boss laughed a bit at my loss of "my precious," referring to my iPad like it was the one ring to rule them all.
In the metonymic phase, word becomes increasingly separate from concept, though still linked: "This is put for that"; thus, "One Ring to rule them all" rather than "I name it unto myself." The Ring can be lost, taken, or stolen; it can be separated from its creator in a way that Morgoth's Ring cannot.
A fantasy story written about Middle Earth, good and evil, dwarves, humans, elves, hobbits, orcs, goblins, wizards and balrogs, not to mention the rings made by Sauron, (http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Ring-inscription) including the "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." Like Harry Potter, this book has also been made into three films by Director Peter Jackson.
ONE ring to rule them all - and one gold medal to show off for Brum!
JRR Tolkien famously wrote that there was one ring to rule them all - but for one Welsh couple, it took two rings to bind them.
"One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." Recited in movie trailer cadence, these poetic lines heralded the arrival of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring to throngs of eager cineastes, declaring the supremacy of this "One ring" above all others and initiating a quest that would, upon its successful completion, destroy the power of this singularity.
* ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King leads all films with 11 nominations.
But all the wearers were deceived, for Sauron the Dark Lord crafted one ring to rule them all.